22 U.S. Code § 2124 - Tourism Policy Council
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In order to ensure that the United States’ national interest in tourism is fully considered in Federal decision making, there is established a coordinating council to be known as the Tourism Policy Council (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the “Council”).
The Council shall consist of the following individuals:
(c) No additional compensation for Council members
Members of the Council shall serve without additional compensation.
(d) Council meetings
The Council shall conduct its first meeting not later than 6 months after October 11, 1996. Thereafter the Council shall meet not less than 2 times each year.
(e) Involvement of Federal agencies and departments
(1) The Council shall coordinate national policies and programs relating to international travel and tourism, recreation, and national heritage resources, which involve Federal agencies;
(2) The Council may request directly from any Federal department or agency such personnel, information, services, or facilities as deemed necessary by the Chairman and to the extent permitted by law and within the limits of available funds.
(f) Closed meetings
Where necessary to prevent the public disclosure of non-public information which may be presented by a Council member, the Council may hold, at the discretion of the Chairman, a closed meeting which may exclude any individual who is not an officer or employee of the United States.
(g) Annual report
The Council shall submit an annual report for the preceding fiscal year to the President for transmittal to the Congress on or before December 31 of each year. The report shall include—
(2) the results of Council efforts to coordinate the policies and programs of member’s agencies that have a significant effect on international travel and tourism, recreation, and national heritage resources, including progress toward resolving interagency conflicts and development of cooperative program activity;
(3) an analysis of problems referred to the Council by State and local governments, the tourism industry, the United States National Tourism Organization, the Secretary of Commerce, along with a detailed summary of any action taken or anticipated to resolve such problems; and
Source(Pub. L. 87–63, title III, § 301, as added Pub. L. 104–288, § 11,Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3408.)
References in Text
The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (h), is Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, as amended, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
A prior section 2124,Pub. L. 87–63, title III, § 301, formerly § 4,June 29, 1961, 75 Stat. 130; Pub. L. 88–426, title III, § 305(29),Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 426; Pub. L. 91–477, § 3(a),Oct. 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 1072; renumbered and amended Pub. L. 97–63, § 4(a)(1)–(3), (b), (c)(2), Oct. 16, 1981, 95 Stat. 1014, 1015; Pub. L. 102–372, §§ 12–14,Sept. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 1180, related to establishment of United States Travel and Tourism Administration, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–288, § 9(a),Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3407.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the United States Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury, including functions of the Secretary of the Treasury relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 203 (1), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.
Abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service and Transfer of Functions