22 U.S. Code § 2567 - Presidential Special Representatives

The President may appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, Special Representatives of the President for arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament matters. Each Presidential Special Representative shall hold the rank of ambassador. Presidential Special Representatives appointed under this section shall perform their duties and exercise their powers under the direction of the President and the Secretary of State. The Department of State shall be the Government agency responsible for providing administrative support, including funding, staff, and office space, to all Presidential Special Representatives.

Source

(Pub. L. 87–297, title II, § 201, formerly § 27, as added Pub. L. 95–108, § 2(a),Aug. 17, 1977, 91 Stat. 871; amended Pub. L. 98–202, § 6(a),Dec. 2, 1983, 97 Stat. 1382; Pub. L. 101–216, title I, § 103(a),Dec. 11, 1989, 103 Stat. 1853; Pub. L. 103–236, title VII, § 708(a),Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 493; renumbered § 201 and amended Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XII, § 1223(4), (21),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–769, 2681–772.)
Amendments

1998—Pub. L. 105–277, § 1223(4), struck out “One such Representative may serve in the Agency as Chief Science Advisor.” after “rank of ambassador.” and “, acting through the Director” after “Secretary of State”, and substituted “Department of State” for “Agency”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–236amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “The President may appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, two Special Representatives for Arms Control and Disarmament Negotiations, one of whom should serve as special representative for conventional arms control negotiations, and the other should serve as special representative and chief science advisor to the Director. The two Special Representatives shall perform their duties and exercise their powers under the direction of the President and the Secretary of State, acting through the Director.”
1989—Pub. L. 101–216substituted “, one of whom should serve as special representative for conventional arms control negotiations, and the other should serve as special representative and chief science advisor to the Director. The two Special Representatives shall perform their duties and exercise their powers under the direction of the President and the Secretary of State, acting through the Director” for “who shall perform such duties and exercise such powers (under the direction of the President and the Secretary of State, acting through the Director) as the Director may prescribe with respect to international arms control and disarmament negotiations and matters relating thereto”.
1983—Pub. L. 98–202substituted “two Special Representatives” for “a Special Representative”.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–277effective Apr. 1, 1999, see section 1201 ofPub. L. 105–277, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6511 of this title.
Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–216, title I, § 103(b),Dec. 11, 1989, 103 Stat. 1853, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to individuals who are appointed as Special Representatives on or after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 11, 1989].”

 

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