49 U.S. Code § 1303 - Administrative provisions
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 114–110, § 5, amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “For purposes of section 552b of title 5, United States Code, the Board shall be deemed to be an agency.”
Pub. L. 114–110, § 3(c)(1)(A), (B), redesignated subsec. (b) as (a) and struck out former subsec. (a). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Chapter 9 of title 5, United States Code, shall apply to the Board in the same manner as it does to an independent regulatory agency, and the Board shall be an establishment of the United States Government.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114–110, § 3(c)(1)(B), redesignated subsec. (d) as (b). Former subsec. (b) redesignated (a).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–110, § 3(c)(1)(A), (B), redesignated subsec. (e) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “In the performance of their functions, the members, employees, and other personnel of the Board shall not be responsible to or subject to the supervision or direction of any officer, employee, or agent of any other part of the Department of Transportation.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 114–110, § 3(c)(1)(C), added subsec. (d). Former subsec. (d) redesignated (b).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 114–110, § 3(c)(1)(B), redesignated subsec. (e) as (c).
Subsecs. (f), (g). Pub. L. 114–110, § 3(c)(1)(A), struck out subsecs. (f) and (g) which read as follows:
“(f) Budget Requests.—In each annual request for appropriations by the President, the Secretary of Transportation shall identify the portion thereof intended for the support of the Board and include a statement by the Board—
“(1) showing the amount requested by the Board in its budgetary presentation to the Secretary and the Office of Management and Budget; and
“(2) an assessment of the budgetary needs of the Board.
“(g) Direct Transmittal to Congress.—The Board shall transmit to Congress copies of budget estimates, requests, and information (including personnel needs), legislative recommendations, prepared testimony for congressional hearings, and comments on legislation at the same time they are sent to the Secretary of Transportation. An officer of an agency may not impose conditions on or impair communications by the Board with Congress, or a committee or Member of Congress, about the information.”
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