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SEVENTIETH CONGRESS . SEss . I. Cii, 87. 1928 . Agreement-Contd . ARTICLE V The Lake Champlain Bridge Commission shall have such addi- tional powers and duties as m ay hereafter be delegated to or imposed upon it from time to time by the action of the legislature of either State, concurred in' by the legislature of the other. Unless and until otherwise provided, it shall make an annual report to the governor of each State, setting forth in detail the operations and transactions conducted by it pursuant to this agreement, and any legislation thereunder, and which said report shall be submitted by the governor to the respective legislatures . The Lake Champlain Bridge Commission shall not pledge the credit of either State, except by and with the authority of the legislatu re thereo f . AR TICL E VI Each member of the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission, before en tering up on his du ties, sha ll take a nd subsc ribe the constitut ional oath of office, which oath shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state of the State from which said commissioner is appointed . . The Lake Champlain Bridge Commission shall elect from its number a chairman and a vice chairman, and may appoint a secretary and treasurer, who need not be members of the commis- sion, and such employees as it may require in the performance of it s duties, and shal l fix and determin e their qualifica tions, du ties, and compensation . It shall adopt a seal and keep in well-bound books a record of all its meetings and proceedings, certificates, contracts, surety bonds, and corporate accounts, and shall maintain a suitable office where its maps, plans, documents, records and accounts shall be kept, sub ject t o publ ic ins pectio n at s uch ti mes and under such regula - tions as the commission shall determine . ARTICLE VII Unless and until the revenues from operations conducted by the Lake Ch amplain Bridge Commi ssion are adequate t o meet all expenditures, the legislatures of the two States shall appropriate for the administrative expenses such sum or sums as shall be necessary and shall be recommended by the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission and approved by the governors of the two States in the following ratio, to wit : The State of New York shall appro- priate 60 per centum thereof and the State of Vermont shall appropriate 40 per centum thereof . And unless and until other- wise determined by the action of the legislatures of the two States, the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission shall not incur any obligations for salaries, office, and other administrative expenses within the provisions of this article prior to the making of the appropriations by both States adequate to meet the same . ARTICLE VIII Unless and until otherwise determined by the action of the legislatures of the two States, no action of the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission shall be binding, unless taken at a meeting at which at least two members of each State are present, and unless four votes are cast therefor, two from each State .