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101 STAT. 1330-318
101 STAT. 1330-318
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-318

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

- . '..r collection services, including services on behalf of children whose parents are unmarried, and ^ "(C) how to ensure that cash assistance to needy children is adequate. "(5) Questions relating to tax policy that the Commission shall address include— "(A) how to assure the equitable tax treatment of families with children, "(B) the effect of existing tax provisions, including the r,,%• dependent care tax credit, the earned income tax credit, ,. and the targeted jobs tax credit, on children living in poverty, ,s,M. "(C) whether the dependent care tax credit should be refundable and the effect of such a policy, •i]:. "(D) whether the earned income tax credit should be adjusted for family size and the effect of such a policy, and "(E) whether there are other tax-related policies which would reduce poverty among children. "(6) In addition to addressing the questions specified in paragraphs (1) through (5), the Commission shall— "(A) seek to identify ways in which public and private organizations and institutions can work together at the community level to identify deficiencies in existing services for families and children and to develop recommendations


to ensure that the needs of families and children are met, , using all available resources, in a coordinated and comprehensive manner, and "(B) assess the existing capacities of agencies to collect and analyze data on the status of children and on relevant programs, identify gaps in the data collection system, and recommend ways to improve the collection of data and the coordination among agencies in the collection and utilization of data. The reports required by this subsection shall be based upon the testimony received in the hearings conducted pursuant to subsection (c), and upon other data and findings developed by the Commission. "(e)(1)(A) Members of the Commission shall first be appointed not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this section, for terms ending on March 31, 1989. "(B) A vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner as the vacant position was first filled. "(2) The Commission shall elect one of its members to serve as Chairman of the Commission. The Chairman shall be a nonvoting member of the Commission. "(3) A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. (4)(A) The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairman, or at the call of a majority of the members of the Commission. "(B) The Commission shall meet not less than 4 times during the period beginning with the date of the enactment of this section and ending with March 31, 1989. "(5) Decisions of the Commission shall be according to the vote of a simple majority of those present and voting at a properly called meeting, "(6) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel, subsistence, and other