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[78 STAT. 906]
[78 STAT. 906]
PUBLIC LAW 88-000—MMMM. DD, 1964


Term of office.


PUBLIC LAW 88-579-SEPT. 3, 1964

time be submitted to him by leading national organizations in these fields. (b) Each member of the Council shall hold office for a term of six years, except that (1) any member appointed to fill a vactmcy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term, and (2) the terms of the members first taking office shall expire, as designated by the President at the time of appointment, eight at the end of the second year, eight at the end of the fourth year, and eight at the end of the sixth year after the date of enactment of this Act. No member of the Council shall be eligible for reappointment during the two-year period following the expiration of his term, (c) Any vacancy in the Council shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. CHAIRMAN OF THE

63 Stat. 166; 75 Stat. 339, 340.


SEC. 6. (a) The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a Chairman of the Council (hereinafter referred to as the "Chairman") from among private citizens of the United States who are widely recognized for their knowledge of or experience in, or for their profound interest in, the arts. I n addition, he shall advise the President with respect to the activities of the Federal Government in the arts. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Chairman the President shall fill the vacancy in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. (b) The Chairman shall serve at the pleasure of the President, but not in excess of ei^ht consecutive years, and shall not be eligible for reappointment during the four-year period following the expiration of his last period of service as Chairman. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to any person appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of the Chairman. (c) The Chairman shall receive compensation at the rate of $21,000 per annum, and shall be reimbursed for travel and subsistence expenses incurred by him while away from his home or regular place of business in accordance with the Travel Expense Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.S.C. 836-842), and the Standardized Government Travel Regulations. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


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SEC. 7. (a) The Couiicil shall meet a t the Call of the C h a i r m a n b u t

not less often than twice during each calendar year. Thirteen members of the Council shall constitute a quorum. (b) The Council shall (1) recommend ways to maintain and increase the cultural resources of the United States, (2) propose methods to encourage private initiative in the arts, (3) advise and consult with local. State, and Federal departments and agencies, on methods by which to coordinate existing resources and facilities, and to foster artistic and cultural endeavors and the use of the arts, both nationally and internationaly, in the best interests of our country, and (4) conduct studies and make recommendations with a view to formulating methods or ways by which creative activity and high standards and increased opportunities in the arts may be encouraged and promoted in the best interests of the Nation's artistic and cultural progress, and a greater appreciation and enjoyment of the arts by our citizens can be encouraged and developed. (c) I n selecting subjects to be studied pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Council (1) shall consider requests submitted to it by the heads of departments and agencies of the Federal Government,