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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-660—NOV. 14, 1986

100 STAT. 3755

tive service, and may pay such executive director and other personnel without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter 111 of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that the rate of pay for such executive director and other personnel may not exceed the rate payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of such title.

5 USC 5101 et seq. 5 USC 5331.

(c) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER FEDERAL LAWS.—Service of an individ-

ual as a member of the Commission or employment of an individual by the Commission on a part-time or full-time basis and with or without compensation shall not be considered as service or employment bringing such individual within the provisions of any Federal law relating to conflicts of interest or otherwise imposing restrictions, requirements, or penalties in relation to the employment of persons, the performance of services, or the payment or receipt of compensation in connection with claims, proceedings, or matters involving the United States. Service as a member of the Commission or as an employee of the Commission, shall not be considered service in an appointive or elective position in the Government for purposes of section 8344 of title 5, United States Code, or comparable provisions of Federal law. (d) EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS.—Subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the Commission, the Chairman of the Commission may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, at rates for individuals not to exceed the daily rate payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of such title. SEC. 207. SUNSHINE PROVISION.

The Commission shall establish procedures to ensure its proceedings are open to the public to the maximum extent practicable. SEC. 208. TERMINATION OF THE COMMISSION.

Ninety days after the Commission submits its recommendations as required by section 204(b)(4) the Commission shall terminate. SEC. 209. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission such sums as may be necessary. Amounts appropriated under this section shall remain available until the day on which the Commission terminates under section 208.

TITLE III—VACCINE COMPENSATION SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE.

This title may be cited as the "National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986". PART A—VACCINES SEC. 311. AMENDMENT TO PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.

(a) NEW TITLE.—The Public Health Service Act is amended by redesignating title XXI as title XXIII, by redesignating sections 2101 through 2116 as sections 2301 through 2316, respectively, and by inserting after title XX the following new title:

42 USC 285g note.

42 USC 285g note.

42 USC 285g note.

National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. 42 USC 201.

42 USC 300aa et seq., 300cc et seq.