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Commission on New World Order Economics and Governmental Affairs Act (Introduced in House)

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HR 3213 IH


102d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3213
To establish a Commission on New World Order Economics and Governmental Affairs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AUGUST 2, 1991

Mr. BENNETT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


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A BILL
To establish a Commission on New World Order Economics and Governmental Affairs.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Commission on New World Order Economics and Governmental Affairs Act'.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT.

There is established a commission to be known as the `Commission on New World Order Economics and Governmental Affairs' (in this Act referred to as the `Commission').

SEC. 3. DUTIES.

It shall be the duty of the Commission--

(1) to study and evaluate the economic, political, and governmental institutions of the Soviet Union and the nations of Eastern Europe; and

(2) to submit recommendations to the governments of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, at the request of the governments, relating to--

(A) the manner in which the economic institutions can be restructured to effectuate a market economy;

(B) the extent to which military industries and production plants can be converted to the production of consumer products;

(C) the extent to which assets of the goverment, including land and natural resources, can be used to produce consumer products; and

(D) the manner in which the political and governmental institutions can be restructured to promote democracy.

SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP.

(a) NUMBER AND APPOINTMENT- The Commission shall be composed of 15 members appointed by the President--

(1) from among individuals who have expertise in industry, academics, politics, and the military; and

(2) who may include--

(A) Members of the Congress or other Federal officers or employees; and

(B) individuals who are not permanent residents or nationals of the United States, if the individuals are recommended by the head of a foreign government and have expertise required by the Commission that cannot be provided by a permanent resident or national of the United States.

(b) POLITICAL AFFILIATION- Not more than 8 members of the Commission appointed under subsection (a) may be of the same political party.

(c) TERMS-

(1) IN GENERAL- Each member of the Commission shall be appointed for a term of 2 years.

(2) VACANCIES- A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made.

(d) BASIC PAY-

(1) RATES OF PAY- Except as provided in paragraph (2), members of the Commission shall serve without pay.

(2) TRAVEL EXPENSES- When away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, each member of the Commission shall receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5, United States Code.

(e) QUORUM- Eight members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum but a lesser number may hold hearings.

(f) CHAIRPERSON- The Chairperson of the Commission shall be designated by the President. The term of office of the Chairperson of the Commission shall be 2 years.

(g) MEETINGS- The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairperson.

SEC. 5. STAFF AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

(a) DIRECTOR- The Commission shall, without regard to section 5311(b) of title 5, United States Code, have a Director who shall be appointed by the Commission. The Director shall, to the extent of amounts made available in appropriation Acts, be paid at the rate of basic pay payable for level V of the Executive Schedule.

(b) STAFF- Subject to rules prescribed by the Commission, the Director, in consultation with the Chairperson of the Commission, may appoint and fix the pay of personnel that the Director considers to be appropriate.

(c) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN CIVIL SERVICE LAWS- The staff of the Commission shall be appointed subject to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that an individual so appointed may not receive pay in excess of the annual rate of basic pay payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule.

(d) STAFF OF FEDERAL AGENCIES- Upon request of the Director, the head of any Federal agency may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of the Federal agency to the Commission to assist the Commission in carrying out its duties under this Act.

(e) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES- Upon the request of the Commission, the Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Commission, on a reimbursable basis, the administrative support services necessary for the Commission to carry out its responsibilities under this Act.

SEC. 6. POWERS.

(a) HEARINGS AND SESSIONS- The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying out this Act, hold hearings, sit and act at times and places, take testimony, and receive evidence that the Commission considers to be appropriate.

(b) DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY- Any member or agent of the Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action which the Commission is authorized to take by this Act.

(c) INFORMATION-

(1) IN GENERAL- The Commission may secure directly from any Federal agency information necessary to enable the Commission to carry out this Act. Upon request of the Chairperson of the Commission, the head of the Federal agency shall furnish the information to the Commission.

(2) EXCEPTION- Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any information that the Commission is prohibited to secure or request by another law.

(d) MAILS- The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other Federal agencies.

SEC. 7. REPORTS.

(a) INTERIM REPORTS- The Commission shall submit annually to the President and the Congress a report summarizing the activities of the Commission during the preceding year.

(b) FINAL REPORT- Not later than 90 days after the date designated by the President under section 8, the Commission shall transmit to the President and the Congress a final report setting forth the findings and conclusions of the Commission, and specific recommendations for legislative and administrative actions that the Commission determines to be appropriate.

SEC. 8. TERMINATION.

The Commission shall cease to exist on a date designated by the President to be the date on which the work of the Commission has been completed, except that such date shall not be earlier than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the appointment of all original members of the Commission under section 4(a).