PUBLIC LAW 105-275—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2459 "(v) the President of the American Folklore Society; "(vi) the President of the Society for Ethnomusicology; and "(vii) the Director of the Center. "(2) In making appointments from private life under paragraph (1)(B) and (C), the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Librarian of Congress shall give due consideration to the appointment of individuals who collectively will provide appropriate diversity and regional balance on the Board. Not more than three of the members appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate or by the Speaker of the House of Representatives may be affiliated with the same political party. "(3) In making appointments under paragraph (1)(C), the Librarian of Congress shall include at least two members who direct or are members of the boards of major American folklife organizations other than the American Folklore Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology."; (B) by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following: "(d) Members of the Board shall serve without pay, but members who are not regular full-time employees of the United States may, at the discretion of the Librarian, be reimbursed for the actual and necessary traveling and subsistence expenses incurred by them in the performance of the duties of the Board."; (C) in subsection (e)— (i) in paragraph (2), by inserting "currently serving" after "Board"; and (ii) by adding at the end the following: "(3) The Board shall meet at least once each fiscal year."; (D) by striking subsection (f) and inserting the following: "(f) After consultation with the Board, the Librarian shall appoint the Director of the Center. The basic pay of the Director shall be at an annual rate that is not less than an amount equal to 120 percent of the minimum rate of basic pay payable for GS- 15 of the General Schedule nor more than an amount equal to the pay payable under level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code."; and (E) in subsection (g)— (i) in paragraph (1), by striking the paragraph designation; and (ii) by striking paragraph (2). (2) ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.— Section 7(a)(4) of the American Folklife Preservation Act (20 U.S.C. 2106(a)(4)) is amended by striking ", but no individual so appointed shall receive compensation in excess of the rate received by the Deputy Director of the Center". (c) PERMANENT AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —Section 8 of the American Folklife Preservation Act (20 U.S.C. 2107) is amended to read as follows: " SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. "There are authorized to be appropriated to the Center to carry out this Act such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year.".