PUBLIC LAWS-OH. 51-APR. 14,1949 established a commission to be known as the Commission on Renova- tion of the Executive Mansion (hereinafter referred to as the "Com- Duties. mission"). It shall be the duty of the Commission (a) to supervise and approve all construction plans and work necessary (1) for remedy- ing the unsafe conditions now existing in the Executive Mansion and (2) for the modernization of such Mansion, in accordance with the If- provisions of section 3 of this Act and within the limits of funds appropriated by the Congress for those purposes; and (b) to perform the functions vested in the Commission by sections 2 and 4 of this Act. Composition. SEC. 2. (a) The Commission shall be composed of six members as follows: (1) Two Senators appointed by the President of the Senate; (2) Two Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (3) Two persons appointed by the President of the United States from the executive branch or from private life. (b) A vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers but shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment was made. (c) The Commission shall elect a Chairman and a Vice Chairman from among its members. Compensation. (d) Commission members appointed from the Congress and the executive branch shall serve without additional compensation. Com- mission members appointed from private life shall receive $50 per diem when engaged in the performance of Commission duties. All Commission members shall receive reimbursement for necessary traveling and subsistence expenses incurred by them in the perform- ance of Commission duties. neountry person. (e) The Commission is authorized to accept and utilize services of voluntary and uncompensated personnel and to pay any such personnel necessary traveling and subsistence expenses when engaged in the work of the Commission. (f) Within the limits of its appropriations, the Commission is authorized to appoint such personnel, without regard to the civil- 42 Stat. 1488. service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, to procure 5 U. s.c . ii 661-74; SupIp. 1,, da6eq. such printing and binding, and to make such expenditures as, in its at,p. 972. discretion, it deems necessary. AssistanceofFedera (g) The Commission is authorized to request and secure the advice or assistance of any Federal agency. Any Federal agency furnishing advice or assistance to the Commission may expend its own funds for this purpose, with or without reimbursement from the Commission as may be agreed upon between the Commission and the agency. Report. (h) The Commission shall from time to time, but at least once annually, submit to the Congress and the President a report on the progress of the work under its supervision. Upon the conclusion of its work, the Commission shall promptly submit a final report. Termination. (i) Thirty days after the submission of its final report the Com- mission shall cease to exist. Approval of on- SEC. 3 . In the performance of its duties the Commission shall- ontac nos. (a) approve all construction plans for the renovation and modernization of the Executive Mansion; (b) determine the methods for selecting, and approve the selec- tion of, the general contractor and the subcontractors who will perform the construction work, subject to such conditions and limitations as may be contained in appropriations made for such work; (c) generally supervise the progress of such construction work. Preatn ohis- SEC. 4 . (a) The Commission shall take measures to assure that all lumber, fixtures, and other materials removed from the Executive 46 [63 STAT.