Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 1.djvu/198

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105 STAT. 170 PUBLIC LAW 102-29—APR. 18, 1991 arose as such conditions existed before 12:01 a.m. on April 17, 1991, except as otherwise provided in this joint resolution. (2) The final paragraph of section 10 of the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 160) shall apply and be extended for an additional period with respect to the disputes referred to in Executive Order No. 12714 of May 3, 1990, so that no change shall be made before the expiration of the period described in section 3(e) of this joint resolution by such parties, in the conditions out of which such dispute arose as such conditions existed before 12:01 a.m. on April 17, 1991. (3) Except as provided in sections 3 and 4 of this joint resolution, the report and recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board No. 219 shall be binding on the parties upon the expiration of the period described in section 3(e) of this joint resolution, and shall have the same effect as though arrived at by agreement of the parties under the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 151 et seq.). SEC. 2. APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL BOARD. President. The President shall promptly appoint a 3-member Special Board. One member of the Special Board shall be an individual who was a member of Presidential Emergency Board No. 219. The remaining 2 members shall be appointed by the President from a list of arbitrators compiled by the National Mediation Board. No member appointed to such Special Board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of employees or any railroad. The compensation of the members of the Special Board shall be fixed by the National Mediation Board. The second paragraph of section 10 of the Railway Labor Act shall apply to the expenses of the Special Board appointed under this subsection as if such Special Board were a board created under such section 10. SEC. 3. RESOLUTION OF ISSUES IN DISAGREEMENT. (a) REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION OR INTERPRETATION OF AMBIGU- ITIES.— Within 5 days after the Specigil Board is appointed under section 2, any party to the disputes referred to in Executive Order No. 12714 of May 3, 1990, may request the Special Board to clarify or interpret any ambiguities in the recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board No. 219. (b) CLARIFICATION AND INTERPRETATION REPORT.—Within 15 days after the Special Board is appointed under section 2, the Special Board shall issue a report addressing requests made under subsection (a). (c) REQUESTS FOR MODIFICATION.—Within 10 days after the Special Board issues its report under subsection (b), any party to the disputes referred to in Executive Order No. 12714 of May 3, 1990, may request the Special Board to modify any specific recommendation of Presidential Emergency Board No. 219 with respect to any issue on which the parties remain in disagreement. Issues on which Presidential Emergency Board No. 219 made no specific recommendation shall not be subject to consideration by the Special Board. (d) PROCEDURE AND DETERMINATION.—The Special Board shall conduct such proceedings as it considers necessary to review requests made under subsection (c). In making a determination under this subsection, the Special Board shall accord a presumption of validity to the recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board