Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 5.djvu/40

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112 STAT. 2798 PUBLIC LAW 105-292—OCT. 27, 1998 (B) SECURITY CLEARANCES,— Each member of the Commission shall be required to obtain a security clearance, (3) TIME OF APPOINTMENT,—The appointments required by paragraph (1) shall be made not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, (c) TERMS,—The term of office of each member of the Commission shall be 2 years. Members of the Commission shall be eligible for reappointment to a second term, (d) ELECTION OF CHAIR,— At the first meeting of the Commission in each calendar year, a majority of the members of the Commission present and voting shall elect the Chair of the Commission. (e) QUORUM.— Six voting members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for purposes of transacting business, (f) MEETINGS.— Each year, within 15 days, or as soon as practicable, after the issuance of the Country Report on Human Rights Practices, the Commission shall convene. The Commission shall otherwise meet at the call of the Chair or, if no Chair has been elected for that calendar year, at the call of six voting members of the Commission, (g) VACANCIES.— Any vacancy of the Commission shall not affiect its powers, but shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. (h) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. — The Secretary of State shall assist the Commission by providing to the Commission such staff" and administrative services of the Office as may be necessary and appropriate for the Commission to perform its functions. Any employee of the executive branch of Government may be detailed to the Commission without reimbursement to the agency of that employee and such detail shall be without interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege. (i) FUNDING.— Members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission. 22 USC 6432. SEC. 202. DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Commission shall have as its primary responsibility— (1) the annual and ongoing review of the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom presented in the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, the Annual Report, and the Executive Summary, as well as information from other sources as appropriate; and (2) the making of policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress with respect to matters involving international religious freedom. (b) POLICY REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS.— The Commission, in evaluating United States Government policies in response to violations of religious freedom, shall consider and recommend options for policies of the United States Government with respect to each foreign country the government of which has engaged in or tolerated violations of religious freedom,