98 STAT. 1474
5 USC app.
PUBLIC LAW 98-399—AUG. 27, 1984
(b) Not more than half of the members of the Commission appointed under each of paragraphs (2), (3), (5), and (6) of subsection (a) shall be of the same political party. (c) Members shall be appointed for the life of the Commission. Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. (d) Members of the Commission shall serve without pay, but may, subject to section 7, be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission. SEC. 5. (a) The Commission shall first meet within 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. At this first meeting the Commission shall elect a chairperson from among its members and shall meet thereafter at the call of the chairperson. (b) The Commission may encourage the participation of, and accept, use, and dispose of donations of money, property, and personal services from, individuals and public and private organizations to assist the Commission in carrying out its responsibilities under this Act. (c) The provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act shall not apply to the Commission established under this Act. SEC. 6. (a) The Commission may appoint a director and a staff of not more than five persons, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service. Subject to section 7, the Commission shall set the rates of pay for the director and staff, except that the director may not be paid at a rate in excess of the maximum rate of pay payable for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, and no staff member may be paid at a rate in excess of the maximum rate of pay payable for grade GS-13 of such General Schedule. (b)(1) Upon the request of the Commission, the head of any department or agency of the United States may detail, on a nonreimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such department or agency to the Commission to assist it in carrying out its responsibilities under this Act. (2) Each head of such department or agency is authorized to cooperate with and assist the Commission in carrying out its responsibilities under this Act. SEC. 7. All expenditures of the Commission shall be made from donated funds.