Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 5.djvu/161

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PUBLIC LAW 106-554—APPENDIX B 114 STAT. 2763A-121 (1) IN GENERAL.— T here is established in the legislative branch of the Government a center to be known as the "Center for Russian Leadership Development" (the "Center"). (2) BOARD OF TRUSTEES. —The Center shall be subject to the supervision and direction of a Board of Trustees which shall be composed of nine members as follows: (A) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be designated by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and one of whom shall be designated by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. (B) Two members appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be designated by the Majority Leader of the Senate and one of whom shall be designated by the Minority Leader of the Senate. (C) The Librarian of Congress. (D) Four private individuals with interests in improving United States and Russian relations, designated by the Librarian of Congress. Each member appointed under this paragraph shall serve for a term of 3 years. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment and the individual so appointed shall serve for the remainder of the term. Members of the Board shall serve without pay, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, (b) PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY OF THE CENTER. — (1) PURPOSE.— The purpose of the Center is to establish, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2), a program to enable emerging political leaders of Russia at all levels of government to gain significant, firsthand exposure to the American free market economic system and the operation of American democratic institutions through visits to governments and communities at comparable levels in the United States. (2) GRANT PROGRAM.— Subject to the provisions of paragraphs (3) and (4), the Center shall establish a program under which the Center annually awards grants to government or community organizations in the United States that seek to establish programs under which those organizations will host Russian nationals who are emerging political leaders at any level of government. (3) RESTRICTIONS. — (A) DURATION. —The period of stay in the United States for any individual supported with grant funds under the program shall not exceed 30 days. (B) LIMITATION. — The number of individuals supported with grant funds under the program shall not exceed 3,000 in any fiscal year. (C) USE OF FUNDS. —Grant funds under the program shall be used to pay— (i) the costs and expenses incurred by each program participant in traveling between Russia and the United States and in traveling within the United States; (ii) the costs of providing lodging in the United States to each program participant, whether in public accommodations or in private homes; and 79-194O-00 -6:QL3Part5