29 U.S. Code § 780 - Establishment of National Council on Disability
The President shall designate the Chairperson from among the members appointed to the National Council. The National Council shall meet at the call of the Chairperson, but not less often than four times each year.
Five members of the National Council shall constitute a quorum and any vacancy in the National Council shall not affect its power to function.
A prior section 780, Pub. L. 93–112, title IV, § 400, as added Pub. L. 95–602, title I, § 117, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2977; amended Pub. L. 98–221, title I, § 141(a), Feb. 22, 1984, 98 Stat. 26; Pub. L. 99–506, title I, § 103(d)(2)(C), title V, § 501, title X, § 1001(e), Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1810, 1828, 1843; Pub. L. 100–630, title II, § 205(b), Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3310; Pub. L. 102–569, title I, § 102(p)(26), title IV, § 401, Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4360, 4421, related to establishment of the National Council on Disability, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 105–220.
Another prior section 780, Pub. L. 93–112, title IV, § 400, Sept. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 385, related to general administrative powers of Secretary under this chapter, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 95–602, § 117.
2015—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114–18 amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows:
“(b)(1) Each member of the National Council shall serve for a term of 3 years.
“(2)(A) No member of the National Council may serve more than two consecutive full terms beginning on the date of commencement of the first full term on the Council. Members may serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors have taken office.
“(B) As used in this paragraph, the term ‘full term’ means a term of 3 years.
“(3) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which such member’s predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of such term.”
2014—Subsec. (a)(1)(A) to (C). Pub. L. 113–128, § 451(1)(B), added subpars. (A) to (C) and struck out former subpars. (A) and (B) which read as follows:
“(1)(A) There is established within the Federal Government a National Council on Disability (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as the ‘National Council’), which shall be composed of fifteen members appointed by the President.
“(B) The President shall select members of the National Council after soliciting recommendations from representatives of—
“(i) organizations representing a broad range of individuals with disabilities; and
“(ii) organizations interested in individuals with disabilities.”
Former subpar. (C) redesignated (D).
Subsec. (a)(1)(D). Pub. L. 113–128, § 451(1)(C), inserted “national leaders on disability policy,” after “guardians of individuals with disabilities,” and substituted “policy or issues that affect individuals with disabilities” for “policy or programs”.
Pub. L. 113–128, § 451(1)(A), redesignated subpar. (C) as (D).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–128, § 451(2), which directed substitution of a period for “ ‘, except’ and all that follows”, was executed by substituting a period for “, except that the terms of service of the members initially appointed after November 6, 1978, shall be (as specified by the President) for such fewer number of years as will provide for the expiration of terms on a staggered basis.” in par. (1), to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–128, § 451(3), substituted “Five” for “Eight”.
2012—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 112–166 struck out “, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate” before period at end.
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–166 effective 60 days after Aug. 10, 2012, and applicable to appointments made on and after that effective date, including any nomination pending in the Senate on that date, see section 6(a) of Pub. L. 112–166, set out as a note under section 113 of Title 6, Domestic Security.