Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 1.djvu/376

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114 STAT. 340 PUBLIC LAW 106-215^JUNE 15, 2000 (1) CHAIRPERSON; APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.— The Task Force shall be composed of the Attorney General and 16 other members appointed in accordance with paragraph (2). The Attorney General shall be the chairperson and shall appoint the other members. (2) APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS.—In appointing the other members of the Task Force, the Attorney General shall include— (A) representatives of Federal, State, and local agencies with an interest in the duties of the Task Force, including representatives of agencies with an interest in— (i) immigration and naturalization; (ii) travel and tourism; (iii) transportation; (iv) trade; (v) law enforcement; (vi) national security; or (vii) the environment; and (B) private sector representatives of affected industries and groups. (3) TERMS. —Each member shall be appointed for the life of the Task Force. Any vacancy shall be filled by the Attorney General. (4) COMPENSATION.— (A) IN GENERAL. —Each member of the Task Force shall serve without compensation, and members who are officers or employees of the United States shall serve without compensation in addition to that received for their services as officers or employees of the United States. (B) TRAVEL EXPENSES.— The members of the Task Force 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 service for the Task Force. (c) DUTIES. — The Task Force shall evaluate the following: (1) How the Attorney General can efficiently and effectively carry out section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1221 note), as amended by section 2 of this Act. (2) How the United States can improve the flow of traffic at airports, seaports, and land border ports of entry through— (A) enhancing systems for data collection and data sharing, including the integrated entry and exit data system described in section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1221 note), as amended by section 2 of this Act, by better use of technology, resources, and personnel; (B) increasing cooperation between the public and private sectors; (C) increasing cooperation among Federal agencies and among Federal and State agencies; and (D) modifying information technology systems while taking into account the different data systems, infrastructure, and processing procedures of airports, seaports, and land border ports of entry.