22 U.S. Code § 3613 - Administrator
There shall be an Administrator of the Commission who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.
The Administrator shall be paid compensation in an amount, established by the Board, not to exceed level III of the Executive Schedule.
(c) Authority for dual role
The Congress consents, for purposes of the 8th clause of article I, section 9 of the Constitution of the United States, to the acceptance by the individual serving as Administrator of the Commission of appointment by the Republic of Panama to the position of Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority. Such consent is effective only if that individual, while serving in both such positions, serves as Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority without compensation, except for payments by the Republic of Panama of travel and entertainment expenses, including per diem payments.
(d) Waiver of ethics and reporting requirements
If before the Canal Transfer Date the Republic of Panama appoints as the Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority the individual serving as the Administrator of the Commission and if that individual accepts the appointment—
(1) during any period during which that individual serves as both Administrator of the Commission and the Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority—
(A) the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended (22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.), shall not apply to that individual with respect to service as the Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority;
(B) that individual, with respect to participation in any particular matter as the Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission, is not subject to section 208 (a) of title 18, insofar as that section would otherwise apply to that matter only because the matter will have a direct and predictable effect on the financial interest of the Panama Canal Authority;
(C) that individual is not subject to sections 203 and 205 of title 18, with respect to official acts performed as an agent or attorney for or otherwise representing the Panama Canal Authority; and
(2) effective upon termination of the individual’s appointment as Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission at noon on the Canal Transfer Date, that individual is not subject to section 207 of title 18, with respect to acts done in carrying out official duties as Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority.
Source(Pub. L. 96–70, title I, § 1103,Sept. 27, 1979, 93 Stat. 457; Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXV, § 3523(a),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2860; Pub. L. 105–85, div. C, title XXXV, § 3521,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2063.)
References in Text
Level III of the Executive Schedule, referred to in subsec. (b), is set out in section 5314 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, referred to in subsec. (d)(1)(A), is act June 8, 1938, ch. 327, 52 Stat. 631, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter II (§ 611 et seq.) of chapter 11 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 611 of this title and Tables.
Sections 501(a) and 502(a)(4) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, referred to in subsec. (d)(1)(D), are sections 501(a) and 502(a)(4) ofPub. L. 95–521, which are set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
1997—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 105–85added subsecs. (c) and (d).
1996—Pub. L. 104–201amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “There shall be an Administrator of the Commission, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.”
Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXV, § 3523(b),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2860, provided that: “Nothing in this section [amending this section] (or section 3549(3) [section 3549 ofPub. L. 104–201did not contain a par. (3) and is not classified to the Code]) shall be considered to affect—
“(1) the tenure of the individual serving as Administrator of the Commission on the day before subsection (a) takes effect [section 3523(a) ofPub. L. 104–201, effective Sept. 23, 1996]; or
“(2) until modified under section 1103(b) of the Panama Canal Act of 1979 [subsec. (b) of this section], as amended by subsection (a), the compensation of the individual so serving.”
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