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110 STAT. 1342 PUBLIC LAW 104-144—MAY 16, 1996 Public Law 104-144 104th Congress May 16, 1996 [H.R. 2064] Historic preservation. Effective date. Establishment. An Act To grant the consent of Congress to an amendment of the Historic Chattahoochee Compact between the States of Alabama and Georgia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CONSENT OF CONGRESS TO THE fflSTORIC CHATTAHOO- CHEE COMPACT BETWEEN THE STATES OF ALABAMA AND GEORGIA. The consent of Congress is given to the amendment of articles I, II, and III of the Historic Chattahoochee Compact between the States of Alabama and Georgia, which articles, as amended, read as follows: "ARTICLE I "The purpose of this compact is to promote the cooperative development of the Chattahoochee valley's full potential for historic preservation and tourism and to establish a joint interstate authority to assist in these efforts. "ARTICLE II "This compact shall become effective immediately as to the States ratifying it whenever the States of Alabama and Georgia have ratified it and Congress has given consent thereto. "ARTICLE III "The States which are parties to this compact (hereinafter referred to as 'party States') do hereby establish and create a joint agency which shall be known as the Historic Chattahoochee Commission (hereinafter referred to as the 'Commission'). The Commission shall consist of 28 members who shall be bona fide residents and qualified voters of the party States and counties served by the Commission. Election for vacant seats shall be by majority vote of the voting members of the Commission board at a regularly scheduled meeting. In Alabama, two shall be residents of Barbour County, two shall be residents of Russell County, two shall be residents of Henry County, two shall be residents of Chambers County, two shall be residents of Lee County, two shall be residents of Houston County, and two shall be residents of Dale County. In Georgia, one shall be a resident of Troup County, one shall be a resident of Harris County, one shall be a resident of Muscogee County, one shall be a resident of Chattahoochee County, one shall be a resident of Stewart County, one shall be a resident