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 So in original. Probably should not be capitalized.
other members, who shall be United States citizens who are not being paid as officers or employees of the United States, and who shall be appointed as follows:
References in Text

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, referred to in subsec. (j), is Pub. L. 104–1, Jan. 23, 1995, 109 Stat. 3, which is classified principally to chapter 24 (§ 1301 et seq.) of Title 2, The Congress. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note under section 1301 of Title 2 and Tables.

Amendments

2019—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 116–94, § 803(1), struck out subpar. (A) designation and heading and subpar. (B). Prior to amendment, text of subpar. (B) read as follows: “Each member of the Commission shall be required to obtain a security clearance.”

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 116–94, § 803(2), amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “At the first meeting of the Commission after May 30 of each year, a majority of the members of the Commission present and voting shall elect the Chair of the Commission. No member of the Commission is eligible to be elected as Chair of the Commission for a second, consecutive term.”

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 116–94, § 803(3), substituted “International Religious Freedom Report” for “Country Report on Human Rights Practices”.

Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 116–94, § 806(a), substituted “shall comply with” for “are subject to”.

Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 116–94, § 803(4), added subsec. (j).

2011—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 112–75, § 2(a)(1), added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1) which read as follows: “The term of office of each member of the Commission shall be 2 years. The term of each member of the Commission appointed to the first two-year term of the Commission shall be considered to have begun on May 15, 1999, and shall end on May 14, 2001, regardless of the date of appointment to the Commission. The term of each member of the Commission appointed to the second two-year term of the Commission shall begin on May 15, 2001, and shall end on May 14, 2003, regardless of the date of appointment to the Commission. In the case in which a vacancy in the membership of the Commission is filled during a two-year term of the Commission, such membership on the Commission shall terminate at the end of that two-year term of the Commission. Members of the Commission shall be eligible for reappointment to a second term.”

Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 112–75, § 2(a)(2), added par. (3).

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–75, § 2(b), inserted at end “No member of the Commission is eligible to be elected as Chair of the Commission for a second, consecutive term.”

Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 112–75, § 2(c), inserted at end “Members of the Commission are subject to the requirements set forth in chapters 300 through 304 of title 41, Code of Federal Regulations (commonly known as the ‘Federal Travel Regulation’) and the Department of State Standardized Regulations governing authorized travel at government expense, including regulations concerning the mode of travel, lodging and per diem expenditures, reimbursement payments, and expense reporting and documentation requirements.”

2002—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 107–228, § 681(b), added par. (2).

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–228, § 681(c), substituted “after May 30 of each” for “in each calendar”.

Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 107–228, § 681(d), inserted at end “A member may serve after the expiration of that member’s term until a successor has taken office. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which the member’s predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of that term.”

1999—Pub. L. 106–55, § 1(a)(2), which directed amendment of section by inserting after first sentence “The term of each member of the Commission appointed to the first two-year term of the Commission shall be considered to have begun on May 15, 1999, and shall end on May 14, 2001, regardless of the date of appointment to the Commission. The term of each member of the Commission appointed to the second two-year term of the Commission shall begin on May 15, 2001, and shall end on May 14, 2003, regardless of the date of appointment to the Commission. In the case in which a vacancy in the membership of the Commission is filled during a two-year term of the Commission, such membership on the Commission shall terminate at the end of that two-year term of the Commission.”, was executed by making the insertion after the first sentence of subsec. (c)(1) to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Subsec. (b)(1)(B)(iii). Pub. L. 106–55, § 2(b), substituted “Three” for “three”.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–55, § 1(a)(1), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and inserted par. heading.

Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 106–55, § 1(a)(3), amended heading and text of subsec. (h) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary of State shall assist the Commission by providing to the Commission such staff and administrative services of the Office as may be necessary and appropriate for the Commission to perform its functions. Any employee of the executive branch of Government may be detailed to the Commission without reimbursement to the agency of that employee and such detail shall be without interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.”