Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 3.djvu/103

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PUBLIC LAW 106-120—DEC. 3, 1999 113 STAT. 1621 (3) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, in consultation with the Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, one from Members of the Senate and one from private life. (4) Three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, one from Members of the House of Representatives and two from private life. (5) Two members appointed by th€i Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the ranking member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, one from Members of the House of Representatives and one from private life. The Director of the National Reconnaissance Office shall be an ex officio member of the Commission. (c) MEMBERSHIP. —(1) The individuals appointed as members of the Commission shall be individuals who are nationally recognized for expertise, knowledge, or experience in— (A) technical intelligence collection systems and methods; (B) research and development programs; (C) acquisition management; (D) use of intelligence information by national policymakers and military leaders; or (E) the implementation, funding, or oversight of the national security policies of the United States. (2) An official who appoints members of the Commission may not appoint an individual as a member of 1:he Commission if, in the judgment of the official, such individual p>ossesses any personal or financial interest in the discharge of any of the duties of the Commission. (3) All members of the Commission appointed from private life shall possess an appropriate security clearance in accordance with applicable laws and regulations concerning the handling of classified information. (d) CO-CHAIRS. —(1) The Commission shall have two co-chairs, selected from among the members of the Commission. (2) One co-chair of the Commission shall be a member of the Democratic Party, and one co-chair shall be a member of the Republican Party. (3) The individuals who serve as the co-chairs of the Commission shall be jointly agreed upon by the Piresident, the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. (e) APPOINTMENT; INITIAL MEETING.— (1) Members of the Deadline. Commission shall be appointed not later tlian 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) The Commission shall hold its initial meeting on the date that is 60 days after the date of the enactment; of this Act. (f) MEETINGS; QUORUM; VACANCIES. —(1) After its initial meeting, the Commission shall meet upon the call of the co-chairs of the Commission. (2) Six members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting business, except that two members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for purposes of receiving testimony.