40 U.S. Code § 15304. Administrative powers and expenses
(a)Powers.—In carrying out its duties under this subtitle, a Commission may—
adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws and rules governing the conduct of business and the performance of duties by the Commission;
provide for coverage of Commission employees in a suitable retirement and employee benefit system by making arrangements or entering into contracts with any participating State government or otherwise providing retirement and other employee coverage;
accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations or services or real, personal, tangible, or intangible property;
enter into and perform such contracts, cooperative agreements, or other transactions as are necessary to carry out Commission duties, including any contracts or cooperative agreements with a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, a State (including a political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the State), or a person, firm, association, or corporation; and
(b)Federal Agency Cooperation.—A Federal agency shall—
cooperate with a Commission; and
(1)In general.—Subject to paragraph (2), the administrative expenses of a Commission shall be paid—
by the Federal Government, in an amount equal to 50 percent of the administrative expenses of the Commission; and
by the States participating in the Commission, in an amount equal to 50 percent of the administrative expenses.
(2)Expenses of the federal cochairperson.—
All expenses of the Federal Cochairperson, including expenses of the alternate and staff of the Federal Cochairperson, shall be paid by the Federal Government.
(B)No federal participation.—
The Federal Cochairperson shall not participate or vote in any decision under subparagraph (A).
(C)Delinquent states.—During any period in which a State is more than 1 year delinquent in payment of the State’s share of administrative expenses of the Commission under this subsection—
no assistance under this subtitle shall be provided to the State (including assistance to a political subdivision or a resident of the State) for any project not approved as of the date of the commencement of the delinquency; and
(4)Effect on assistance.—
A State’s share of administrative expenses of a Commission under this subsection shall not be taken into consideration when determining the amount of assistance provided to the State under this subtitle.
2018—Subsec. (c)(3)(A). Pub. L. 115–334 substituted “majority” for “unanimous”.