40 U.S. Code § 15304 - Administrative powers and expenses
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;
request the head of any Federal agency, State agency, or local government to detail to the Commission such personnel as the Commission requires to carry out its duties, each such detail to be without loss of seniority, pay, or other employee status;
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
(c) Administrative Expenses.—
(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
(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.
(3) State share.—
(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—
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