Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/994

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960 PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 730-SEPT. 24 , 1940 [54 STAT. [CHAPTER 730] JOINT RESOLUTION September 24, 1940 [H. J. Res. 445] To establish a Commission for the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary [Pub. Res., No. 100] of the Birth of Thomas Jefferson. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatves of the Two Hundredth United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Jef- established a Commission to be known as the United States Com- eonmission estab- mission for the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of Ulshed. the Birth of Thomas Jefferson (hereinafter referred to as the Com- mission), and to be composed of nineteen commissioners, as follows: Composition. The President of the United States; presiding officer of the Senate; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, ex officio; eight persons to be appointed by the President of the United States; four Senators by the President pro tempore of the Senate; and four Representatives by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Commissioners shall serve without compensation and shall select a chairman from among their number. Appropriation au- SEC. 2 . That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out thorized. Pthored. o1. of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $5,000 to be expended by the Commission in accordance with the provisions of this joint resolution. Duty of Commis- SEC. 3 . That it shall be the duty of the Commissioners, after pro- oners. mulgating to the American people an address relative to the reason of its creation and of its purpose, to prepare a plan or plans and a program for the signalizing of the event, to commemorate which they are brought into being: and to give due and proper considera- tion to any plan or plans which may be submitted to them; and to take such steps as may be necessary in the coordination and correla- tion of plans prepared by State commissioners, or by bodies created under appointment by the Governors of the respective States and by representative civic bodies; and if the participation of other nations in the commemoration be deemed advisable, to communicate with governments of such nations. Plan of celebration. SEC. 4 . That when the Commission shall have approved of a plan of celebration, then it shall submit for their consideration and approval such plan or plans, insofar as it or they may relate to the fine arts, to the Commission of Fine Arts in Washington, for their approval, and in accordance with statutory requirements. Emiloymentofper- SEC. 5. That the Commission, after selecting a chairman and a vice chairman from among their members, may employ a secretary and such other assistants as may be needed for clerical work con- nected with the duties of the Commission and may also engage the services of expert advisors; and may fix their respective compensa- tions within the amount appropriated for such purposes. Traveling, etc., ex- SEo . 6. The Commissioners shall receive no compensation for their enses. services, but shall be paid their actual and necessary traveling, hotel, and other expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties, out of the amount appropriated. Reportt CongreS. SEC. 7. The Commission shall, on or before the 1st of January 1941, make a report to the Congress in order that enabling legislation may be enacted. Epirtion of Corn- SEC. 8. That the Commission hereby created shall expire upon the completion of its duties but not later than April 13, 1945. Wen oint resol- SEC. 9. This joint resolution shall take effect immediately. tApproved, September 24, 1940. Approved, September 24, 1940.