Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/695

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PUBLIC LAW 104-169—AUG. 3, 1996 110 STAT. 1487 without reimbursement, and such detail shall be without interruption or loss of civil service status, benefits, or privilege, (d) PROCUREMENT OF TEMPORARY AND INTERMITTENT SERV- ICES.— The Chairman of the Commission may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, at rates for individuals not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for Level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title. SEC. 7. CONTRACTS FOR RESEARCH. 18 USC 1955 (a) ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELA- TIONS. — (1) IN GENERAL.—In carrying out its duties under section 4, the Commission shall contract with the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for— (A) a thorough review and cataloging of all applicable Federal, State, local, and Native American tribal laws, regulations, and ordinances that pertain to gambling in the United States; and (B) assistance in conducting the studies required by the Commission under section 4(a), and in particular the review and assessments required in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (E) of paragraph (2) of such section. (2) REPORT REQUIRED. — The contract entered into under paragraph (1) shall require that the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmentgd Relations submit a report to the Commission detailing the results of its efforts under the contract no later than 15 months after the date upon which the Commission first meets. (b) NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL.— (1) IN GENERAL.—In carrying out its duties under section 4, the Commission shall contract with the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences for assistance in conducting the studies required by the Commission under section 4(a), and in particular the assessment required under subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of such section. (2) REPORT REQUIRED. — The contract entered into under paragraph (1) shall require that the National Research Council submit a report to the Commission detailing the results of its efforts under the contract no later than 15 months after the date upon which the Commission first meets. (c) OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. —Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the ability of the Commission to enter into contracts with other entities or organizations for research necessary to carry out the Commission's duties under section 4. SEC. 8. DEFINITIONS. 18 USC 1955 For the purposes of this Act: (1) GAMBLING. — The term "gambling" means any legalized form of wagering or betting conducted in a casino, on a riverboat, on an Indiem reservation, or at any other location under the jurisdiction of the United States. Such term includes any casino game, parimutuel betting, sports-related betting, lottery, pull-tab game, slot machine, any type of video gaming, computerized wagering or betting activities (including any such activity conducted over the Internet), and philanthropic or charitable gaming activities.