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[75 Stat. 576]
[75 Stat. 576]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-276-SEPT. 22, 1961

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SEC. 4. The Commissioner is authorized to delegate any of his functions under this Act, except the making of regulations, to any officer or employee of the Office of Education. Advisory C o m SEC. 5. (a) There is hereby established in the Office of Education an m i t t e e on the Training of T e a c h - Advisory Committee on the Training of Teachers of the Deaf. The ers of the Deaf. Advisory Committee shall consist of the Commissioner, who shall be Establishment. Chairman, and twelve persons appointed, without regard to the civil service laws, by the Commissioner with the approval of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. The twelve appointed members shall be selected so as to secure on the Committee a balanced representation from among individuals identified with institutions approved for the training of teachers of the deaf, individuals identified with institutions of higher education which are affiliated with institutions approved for the training of teachers of the deaf, individuals who have responsibilities in the teaching of the deaf, and individuals identified with the general public who have demonstrated an interest in the education of the deaf. (b) The Advisory Committee shall periodically review the operations of the grants-in-aid program established pursuant to this Act with a view to determining the extent to which such program is succeeding in carrying out the purposes for which it was established. On the basis of such reviews the Advisory Committee shall submit to the Commissioner such recommendations with respect to the operation and administration of the program as it may deem advisable, together with any recommendations for legislation which it may deem necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes for which this Act was enacted. Report to C o n - Such recommendations, together with the Commissioner's comments gress. thereon, shall be referred to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for transmittal by him to the Congress. (c) The Advisory Committee is authorized to review all applications for grants-in-aid under this Act and recommend to the Commissioner the approval of such applications as, in the opinion of the Advisory Committee, contribute to the carrying out of the purposes of this Act, and the disapproval of such applications as, in the opinion of the Advisory Committee, do not contribute to the carrying out of such purposes. (d) The Commissioner may utilize the services of any member or members of the Advisory Committee in connection with matters relating to the provisions of this Act, for such periods, in addition to conference periods, as he may determine. Compensation. (e) Members of the Advisory Committee shall, while serving on business of the Advisory Committee or at the request of the Commissioner under subsection (d) of this section, receive compensation at rates fixed by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, not to exceed $75 per day, and shall also be entitled to receive an allowance for actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses while so serving away from their places of residence, except that any member may waive his right to receive such compensation or allowance, or C o n f 1 i ct-of-in- both. The provisions of section 1003 of the National Defense Educat e r e s t exemption. tion Act of 1958 shall apply to members of the Advisory Committee. Appropriation. 72 Stat. 1603. SEC. 6. (a) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this 20 USC 5 8 3. Act there are authorized to be appropriated $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1962, and $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1963. Any grant for training or scholarships made from an appropriation under this Act for any fiscal year may include such amounts for providing such training or scholarships during succeeding years as the Commissioner may determine. Termination (b) The provisions of this Act shall terminate on June 30, 1963. date. Approved September 22, 1961.