The Foreign Service Act of 1980, referred to in subsec. (g)(5), is Pub. L. 96–465,
Subsec. (h) of this section amended sections 5314 and 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
2011—Subsec. (g)(5). Pub. L. 112–74 added par. (5).
1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–608, § 102, inserted after first sentence “In making such appointments, the President shall consider individuals who, by reason of their background and expertise in areas related to consumer products and protection of the public from risks to safety, are qualified to serve as members of the Commission.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–608, § 103, inserted before period at end of first sentence “, except that if there are only three members serving on the Commission because of vacancies in the Commission, two members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and if there are only two members serving on the Commission because of vacancies in the Commission, two members shall constitute a quorum for the six month period beginning on the date of the vacancy which caused the number of Commission members to decline to two”.
Subsec. (g)(1). Pub. L. 101–608, § 104, amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “The Chairman, subject to the approval of the Commission, shall appoint an Executive Director, a General Counsel, a Director of Engineering Sciences, a Director of Epidemiology, and a Director of Information. No individual so appointed may receive pay in excess of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS–18 of the General Schedule.”
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 101–608, § 105(a), added subsec. (j).
1980—Subsec. (g)(2). Pub. L. 96–373 struck out prohibition against regular personnel acceptance of employment or compensation from manufacturer subject to this chapter for period of twelve months following termination of employment with Commission when compensated within preceding period of twelve months at rate in excess of annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS–14 of the General Schedule.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–631, § 2(a), substituted “Senate. The Chairman shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among the members of the Commission. An individual may be appointed as a member of the Commission and as Chairman at the same time.” for “Senate, one of whom shall be designated by the President as Chairman. The Chairman, when so designated shall act as Chairman until the expiration of his term of office as Commissioner.”
Subsec. (i)(1)(A), (B). Pub. L. 95–631, § 2(b), struck out “before
1976—Subsec. (f)(3). Pub. L. 94–284, § 4(a), added par. (3).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 94–284, § 4(b), substituted “regular” for “full-time” before “officer or employee of the Commission” and added pars. (3) and (4).
Subsec (i). Pub. L. 94–284, § 5, added subsec. (i).
Pub. L. 101–608, title I, § 105(b),
Pub. L. 110–314, title II, § 202(a),
Pub. L. 110–314, title II, § 212(b),
Pub. L. 102–389, title III,
[Pub. L. 110–314, title II, § 202(b)(2),
References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529 [title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section 5376 of Title 5.