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8. Lewis and Clark Trail
An Act to establish the Lewis and Clark Trail Commission, and
for other purposes. (78 Stat. 7005) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby established an advisory and coordinating commission to be known as the “Lewis and Clark Trail Commission” (hereinafter referred to as the “Commission"), which shall be composed of twentyseven members.
PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMISSION SEC. 2. In furtherance of the objectives set forth in H. Con. Res. 61, which expressed the sense of the Congress that the route traversed by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition of 1804–1806 from Saint Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest should be identified, marked, and kept available for the inspiration and enjoyment of the American people; in order to advance public awareness and knowledge of the far-reaching and historic significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; in order to supplement such awareness with an appreciation of the great resources of the vast region through which the Lewis and Clark Trail extended, and thereby to encourage desirable long-term conservation objectives in the public interest of the people of that region and the Nation as well as the public use and outdoor recreation benefits therefrom, the Commission is authorized to review proposals prepared at the request of the Commission, or by other agencies on their own initiative, to carry out the purposes of this Act. The Commission may make recommendations to agencies of the Federal Government, States, and other public and private agencies, but the functions and responsibilities of the Commission hereunder shall not operate to restrict or inhibit the aforesaid agencies in any operations they may otherwise undertake in carrying out the general objectives referred to in this Act. The Commission is authorized also to render advice in a manner that will encourage the development by State or Federal agencies of a suitable connecting network of roads following the general route of the Lewis and Clark Trail with appropriate markers for such roads.
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMISSION Sec. 3. The Commission shall comprise the following
(a) Ten members to serve, subject to their acceptance of membership, on behalf of the States of Missouri, Kan. sas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon; the individual member from each State being the Governor thereof or his designated representative;
(b) Four members, who shall be Members of the House of Representatives, two from each party, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(c) Four members, who shall be Members of the Senate, two from each party, to be appointed by the President of the Senate;
(d) Five members, who shall be the Secretaries of the following Departments, or their designated representatives: Interior; Agriculture; Defense; Health, Education, and Welfare; and Commerce;
(e) Four members, who shall be appointed by the J. N. “Ding” Darling Foundation (a nonprofit corporation).
ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMISSION
Sec. 4. (a) The Chairman of the Commission shall be elected for such term as may be determined by the membership thereof. The Secretary of the Interior shall convene the first meeting of the Commission within ninety days following enactment of this Act at such time and place as he may designate;
(b) The Chairman shall designate a Vice Chairman from members of the Commission;
(c) Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made;
(d) Where any member ceases to serve in the official position from which originally appointed under section 3, his place on the Commission shall be deemed to be vacant;
(e) The Commission is authorized to issue such rules and regulations as it may consider desirable in the conduct of its activities pursuant to this Act.
POWERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Sec. 5. (a) The Commission may hold hearings at such times and places as it deems advisable for purposes of this Act.
(b) Each department, agency, and instrumentality of the executive branch of the Government is authorized to furnish to the Commission, upon request made by the Chairman or Vice Chairman, such information as the Commission deems necessary to carry out its functions. Any Federal agency is hereby authorized to furnish the Commission with suitable office space to carry out its functions.
(c) The head of each Department or agency shall cooperate with the Commission in the performance of its functions and shall provide the Commission with such
technical services and assistance as may be necessary and available.
COMPENSATION OF COMMISSION MEMBERS
Sec. 6. (a) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
(b) Members of the Commission, upon approval of the Chairman, shall be entitled to reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties as members of the Commission.
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Sec. 7. Within two years following the approval of this Act, the Commission shall submit a report concerning its activities. Such report shall be submitted, together with any recommendations it may have to the President of the United States, to the President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to other Federal and State agencies named in this Act. The Commission may thereafter from time to time as indicated by circumstances, but at least every two years, submit such additional reports as it may deem appropriate. The final report of the said Commission shall be submitted no later than five years following the approval of this Act, at which time the Commission shall cease to exist. The records and property of the Commission shall be turned over to the Secretary of the Interior for such use or disposition as he shall find to be appropriate.
DONATIONS, EXPENDITURES, ACCOUNTS Sec. 8. (a) The Commission is authorized to accept donations of personal services or property to assist in carrying out the purposes of this Act. The Commission may secure supplies, services, make contracts, and exercise those powers generally that it deems necessary to enable it to carry out effectively and in the public interest the purposes of this Act.
(b) Expenditures of the Commission shall be paid by an executive officer designated from among its membership, who shall keep complete and accurate records of such expenditures and who shall account for all funds received by the Commission. Such accounts shall be subject to audit by the General Accounting Office of the United States.
AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS SEC. 9. There is authorized to be appropriated annually, through the Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriation Acts, not to exceed the sum of $25,000 to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved October 6, 1964. Legislative History House Report No. 1878 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs). Senate Report No. 1531 accompanying S. 3116 (Committee on Interior
and Insular Affairs).
Sept. 22 : Considered and passed House.
9. Plymouth-Provincetown Celebration
An Act to establish the Plymouth-Provincetown Celebration
Commission. (84 Stat. 1065) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in recognition of the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary, in 1970, of the landing of the Pilgrims at Provincetown and Plymouth, which led to permanent settlements whose influence on our history, culture, law, and commerce extends through the present day, there is hereby established the Plymouth-Provincetown Celebration Commission (hereafter referred to as the "Commission"), for the purpose of developing suitable plans for such anniversary and conducting celebrations at appropriate times throughout the period beginning September 1, 1970, and ending November 30, 1971.
Sec. 2. (a) The Commission shall be composed of thirteen members as follows:
(1) four Members of the Senate, two from each of the two major political parties, to be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate;
(2) four Members of the House of Representatives, two from each of the two major political parties, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
(3) five members to be appointed by the President. (b) The President shall, at the time of appointment, designate one of the members appointed by him to serve as Chairman.
(c) The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred by them in carrying out the duties of the Commission.
(d) Within ninety days after the termination of such celebration, the Commission shall furnish a report of its activities, including an accounting of funds received and expended, to the Congress. Upon submission of such report to the Congress, the Commission shall terminate.
Sec. 3. In order to carry out the purposes of this Act, the Commission is authorized
(1) to appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates;
(2) to obtain the services of experts and consultants, in accordance with the provisions of section