Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/914

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114 STAT. 1936 PUBLIC LAW 106-447—NOV. 6, 2000 development, and the creation of wealth with respect to the economies of Native American communities, (b) MEMBERSHIP. — (1) IN GENERAL. — The Authority established under this section shall be composed of 21 members. (2) REPRESENTATIVES OF INDIAN TRIBES. —1 2 members of the Authority shall be representatives of the Indian tribes from the areas of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Each such area shall be represented by such a representative. (3) REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR. —No fewer than 4 members of the Authority shall be representatives of nongovernmental economic activities carried out by private enterprises in the private sector. Deadline. (c) INITIAL MEETING.— Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Authority shall hold its initial meeting. (d) REVIEW.— Beginning on the date of the initial meeting under subsection (c), the Authority shall conduct a review of laws (including regulations) relating to investment, business, and economic development that affect investment and business decisions concerning activities conducted on Indian lands. (e) MEETINGS. —The Authority shall meet at the call of the chairperson. (f) QUORUM.— A majority of the members of the Authority shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may hold hearings. (g) CHAIRPERSON. — The Authority shall select a chairperson from among its members. Deadline. SEC. 5. REPORT. note. Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Authority shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives, and to the governing body of each Indian tribe a report that includes— (1) the findings of the Authority concerning the review conducted under section 4(d); and (2) such recommendations concerning the proposed revisions to the laws that were subject to review as the Authority determines to be appropriate. 25 USC 4301 SEC. 6. POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY. (a) HEARINGS. —The Authority may hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the Authority considers advisable to carry out the duties of the Authority. (b) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES. —The Authority may secure directly from any Federal department or agency such information as the Authority considers necessary to carry out the duties of the Authority. (c) POSTAL SERVICES. —The Authority may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the Federal Government. (d) GIFTS,—The Authority may accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of services or property. 25 USC 4301 SEC. 7. AUTHORITY PERSONNEL MATTERS. ^°^' (a) COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS.—