Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/927

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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG., 3 D SESS.-CH. 720-SEPT. 16, 1940 The first and second provisos in section 8 (b) of the Act entitled "An Act to expedite national defense, and for other purposes", approved June 28, 1940 (Public Act Numbered 671, Seventy-sixth Congress), are hereby repealed. SEc. 10. (a) The President is authorized- (1) to prescribe the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act; (2) to create and establish a Selective Service System, and shall provide for the classification of registrants and of persons who volunteer for induction under this Act on the basis of avail- ability for training and service, and shall establish within the Selective Service System civilian local boards and such other civilian agencies, including appeal boards and agencies of appeal, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. There shall be created one or more local boards in each county or politi- cal subdivision corresponding thereto of each State Territory, and the District of Columbia. Each local board shall consist of three or more members to be appointed by the President, from recommendations made by the respective Governors or comparable executive officials. No member of any such local board shall be a member of the land or naval forces of the United States, but each member of any such local board shall be a civilian who is a citizen of the United States residing in the county or political subdivision corresponding thereto in which such local board has jurisdiction under rules and regulations prescribed by the Presi- dent. Such local boards, under rules and regulations prescribed by the President, shall have power within their respective juris- dictions to hear and determine, subject to the right of appeal to the appeal boards herein authorized, all questions or claims with respect to inclusion for, or exemption or deferment from, training and service under this Act of all individuals within the jurisdic- tion of such local boards. The decisions of such local boards shall be final except where an appeal is authorized in accordance with such rules and regulations as the President may prescribe. Appeal boards and agencies of appeal within the Selective Service System shall be composed of civilians who are citizens of the United States. No person who is an officer, member, agent, or employee of the Selective Service System, or of any such local or appeal board or other agency, shall be excepted from registra- tion, or deferred from training and service, as provided for in this Act, by reason of his status as such officer, member, agent, or employee; (3) to appoint by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and fix the compensation at a rate not in excess of $10,000 per annum, of a Director of Selective Service who shall be directly responsible to him and to appoint and fix the compensation of such other officers, agents, and employees as he may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act: Provided,That any officer on the active or retired list of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or of any reserve component thereof or any officer or employee of any department or agency of the United States who may be assigned or detailed to any office or position to carry out the provisions of this Act (except to offices or positions on local boards, appeal boards, or agencies of appeal established or created pursuant to section 10 (a) (2)) may serve in and perform the functions of such office or position without loss of or prejudice to his status as such officer in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard or reserve component thereof, or as such officer or employee in any 893 Provisos repealed. Ante, p. 680 . Rules, etc. Selective Service System. Classification of reg- istrants. Civilian local boards. Membership. Requirements. Powers. Finality of board's decisions; exception. Appeal boards, etc. Selective Service System personnel not exempt by reason of such status. Director of Selec- tive Service. Appointment; salary. Other officers, etc. Provisos. Assignments not to prejudice status, etc.