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108 STAT. 1782 PUBLIC LAW 103-318—AUG. 26, 1994 (10) in the rural Northern Great Plains, the tourism indus- , try offers significant additional potential for supporting economic development and job growth, fostered by the wise stewardship of natural resources. 7 USC 2661 note. SEC. 3. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to establish the Northern Great Plains Rural Development Commission to study and make recommendations regarding the economic needs and economic development of the rural Northern Great Plains by seeking and encouraging the participation of interested citizens, public officials, groups, agen- " cies, businesses, and other entities in developing a 10-year rural economic development plan for the Northern Great Plains. 7 USC 2661 note. SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act: (1) CHAIRPERSON. — The term "chairperson" means the chairperson of the Commission. (2) COMMISSION.—The term "Commission" means the Northern Great Plains Rural Development Commission. (3) NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS. — The term "Northern Great Plains" means the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. (4) STATE. —The term "State" means a State in the Northem Great Plains. 7 USC 2661 note. SEC. 5. ESTABLISHMENT. There is established a Commission to be known as the "Northem Great Plains Rural Development Commission". 7 USC 2661 note. SEC. 6. MEMBERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION. (a) MEMBERSHIP. —The Commission shall be composed of 10 members, of whom— (1) 1 member shall be appointed by the Governor of each State; and (2) 1 member shall be appointed from each of the States by the Secretary of Agriculture. (b) TERM. —Each member of the Commission shall serve for such term as the official who appoints the member determines is appropriate. (c) QUORUM. —Five members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but the Commission may establish that a lesser number shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting hearings. (d) MEETINGS.— (1) FIRST MEETINGS.— Five or more members appointed under subsection (a)(1) shall determine the date, time, and place of the first meeting, and shall call the first meeting. At the first meeting, the members of the Commission shall appoint a chairperson from among the members appointed under subsection (a)(1). The first meeting of the Commission shall be held not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act. (2) ADDITIONAL MEETINGS.—The Commission shall conduct such additional meetings as the Commission determines are appropriate. (e) APPOINTMENTS.— Each appointment under this Act shall be made not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act.