United States Code
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Creation; composition; appointment and tenure; meetings
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission shall consist of 15 members as follows:
the following ex officio members:
the Archivist of the United States, who shall be chairman;
the Librarian of Congress (or an alternate designated by the Librarian);
one Senator, appointed by the President of the Senate;
one Representative, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
one member of the judicial branch of the Government, appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States;
one representative of the Department of State to be appointed by the Secretary of State; and
one representative of the Department of Defense to be appointed by the Secretary of Defense;
one member from each of the following organizations, appointed by the governing council or board of the respective organization:
the American Historical Association;
the Organization of American Historians;
the Society of American Archivists;
the American Association for State and Local History;
the Association for Documentary Editing; and
the National Association for Government Archives and Records Administrators; and
two other members, outstanding in the fields of the social or physical sciences, the arts, or archival or library science, appointed by the President of the United States.
The members appointed under subsection (a) shall be appointed for not more than 2 terms of 4 years, except that—
a member appointed under subsection (a)(1)(D) shall be appointed for not more than 4 terms of 2 years; and
the Archivist and the Librarian of Congress are permanent ex officio members.
A member may continue to serve after the expiration of a term until a successor has been appointed, but not to exceed one year.
The Commission shall meet at least annually and at call of the Chairman.
Members of the Commission shall recuse themselves from voting on any matter that poses, or could potentially pose, a conflict of interest, including a matter that could benefit them or an entity they represent.
(Pub. L. 90–620,
Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1293; Pub. L. 92–546, § 1(a), Oct. 25, 1972, 86 Stat. 1155; Pub. L. 93–536, § 1(b), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1735; Pub. L. 96–98, § 2(b), Nov. 1, 1979, 93 Stat. 731; Pub. L. 98–497, title I, § 107(b)(9), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2287; Pub. L. 100–365, § 2(a), July 13, 1988, 102 Stat. 823; Pub. L. 110–404, § 3(a)(1), (b)(1), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4282.)
cite as: 44 USC 2501