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The Commissioners from each state and territory shall be appointed by the Governor thereof as provided by law in such state or territory. Any Commissioner may be removed or suspended from office as provided by the law of the state or territory from which he shall have been appointed.
The terms of each Commissioner shall be four years: Provided, however, That the first three Commissioners shall be appointed as follows: one for two years, one for three years, and one for four years. Each Commissioner shall hold office until his successor shall be appointed and qualified. If any office becomes vacant for any reason, the Governor shall appoint a Commissioner to fill the office for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Any business transacted at any meeting of the Commission must be by affirmative vote of a majority of the whole number of compacting states and territories.
One or more Commissioners from a majority of the compacting states and territories shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Each compacting state and territory represented at any meeting of the Commission is entitled to one vote.
The Commission shall elect from its number a chairman and a vice chairman, and may appoint, and at its pleasure dismiss or remove, such officers, agents, and employees as may be required to carry out the purpose of this Compact; and shall fix and determine their duties, qualifications and compensation, having due regard for the importance of the responsibilities involved.
The Commissioners shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses from the funds of the Commission.
The Commission shall adopt a seal and by-laws and shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for its management and control.
The Commission may elect such committees as it deems necessary for the carrying out of its functions.
The Commission shall establish and maintain an office within one of the compacting states for the transaction of its business and may meet at any time, but in any event must meet at least once a year. The Chairman may call such additional meetings and upon the request of a majority of the Commissioners of three or more compacting states or territories shall call additional meetings.
The Commission shall submit a budget to the Governor of each compacting state and territory at such time and for such period as may be required.
The Commission shall, after negotiations with interested institutions, determine the cost of providing the facilities for graduate and professional education for use in its contractual agreements throughout the Region.
On or before the fifteenth day of January of each year, the Commission shall submit to the Governors and Legislatures of the compacting states and territories a report of its activities for the preceding calen
The Commission shall keep accurate books of account, showing in full its receipts and disbursements, and said books of account shall be
All 67 Stat. 492. open at any reasonable time for inspection by the Governor of any compacting state or territory or his designated representative. The Commission shall not be subject to the audit and accounting procedure of any of the compacting states or territories. The Commission shall provide for an independent annual audit.
It shall be the duty of the Commission to enter into such contractual contractual agreements with any institutions in the Region offering graduate or agreemonts. professional education and with any of the compacting states or territories as may be required in the judgment of the Commission to provide adequate services and facilities of graduate and professional education for the citizens of the respective compacting states or territories. The Commission shall first endeavor to provide adequate services and facilities in the fields of dentistry, medicine, public health, and veterinary medicine, and may undertake similar activities in other professional and graduate fields.
For this purpose the Commission may enter into contractual agreements
(a) with the governing authority of any educational institution in the Region, or with any compacting state or territory, to provide such graduate or professional educational services upon terms and conditions to be agreed upon between contracting parties, and
(b) with the governing authority of any educational institution in the Region or with any compacting state or territory to assist in the placement of graduate or professional students in educational institutions in the Region providing the desired services and facilities, upon such terms and conditions as the Commission may prescribe.
It shall be the duty of the Commission to undertake studies of needs for professional and graduate educational facilities in the Region, the resources for meeting such needs, and the long-range effects of the Compact on higher education; and from time to time to prepare comprehensive reports on such research for presentation to the Western Governor's Conference and to the legislatures of the compacting states and territories. In conducting such studies, the Commission may confer with any national or regional planning body which may be established. The Commission shall draft and recommend to the Governors of the various compacting states and territories, uniform legislation dealing with problems of higher education in the Region.
For the purposes of this Compact the word “Region" shall be construed to mean the geographical limits of the several compacting states and territories.
The operating costs of the Commission shall be apportioned equally Operating costs, among the compacting states and territories.
This Compact shall become operative and binding immediately as to those states and territories adopting it whenever five or more of the states or territories of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii have duly adopted it prior to July 1, 1953. This Compact shall become effective as to any additional states or territories adopting thereafter at the time of such adoption.
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This Compact may be terminated at any time by consent of a majority of the compacting states and territories. Consent shall be manifested by passage and signature in the usual manner of legislation expressing such consent by the legislature and Governor of such terminating state. Any state or territory may at any time withdraw from this Compact by means of appropriate legislation to that end. Such withdrawal shall not become effective until two years after written notice thereof by the Governor of the withdrawing state or territory accompanied by a certified copy of the requisite legislative action is received by the Commission. Such withdrawal shall not relieve the withdrawing state or territory from its obligations hereunder accruing prior to the effective date of withdrawal. The withdrawing state or territory may rescind its action of withdrawal at any time within the two-year period. Thereafter, the withdrawing state or territory may be reinstated by application to and the approval by a majority vote of the Commission.
Default in per If any compacting state or territory shall at any time default in the formance of performance of any of its obligations assumed or imposed in accordobligations. ance with the provisions of this Compact, all rights, privileges and
benefits conferred by this Compact or agreements hereunder shall be suspended from the effective date of such default as fixed by the Commission.
Unless such default shall be remedied within a period of two years following the effective date of such default, this Compact may l'e terminated with respect to such defaulting state or territory by affirmative vote of three-fourths of the other member states or territories.
Any such defaulting state may be reinstated by: (a) performing all acts and obligations upon which it has heretofore defaulted, and (b) application to and the approval by a majority vote of the Commission.
Sec. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.
Approved August 8, 1953.
Chapter 400 - Ist Session
H. R. 6049
All 67 Stat. 522. To amend Public Law 815, Eighty-first Congress, to provide a temporary
program of assistance in the construction of minimum school facilities in areas affected by Federal activities, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
20 USC 251
255, 271-280. "TITLE III-SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE IN
AREAS WITH SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES IN FEDER-
“PURPOSE AND APPROPRIATION
“Sec. 301. The purpose of this title is to provide assistance for the construction of urgently needed minimum school facilities in school districts which, since the school year 1951–1952, have had substantial increases in school membership as a result of new or increased Federal activities. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and the succeeding fiscal year such sums as the Congress may determine to be necessary for such purpose.
“PORTION OF APPROPRIATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENTS
"Sec. 302. For each fiscal year the Commissioner shall determine the portion of the funds appropriated pursuant to section 301 which shall be available for carrying out the provisions of sections 309 and 310. The remainder of such funds shall be available for paying to local educational agencies the Federal share of the cost of projects for the construction of school facilities for which applications have been approved under section 306.
“ESTABLISHMENT OF PRIORITIES
“Sec. 303. The Commissioner shall from time to time set dates, the last of which shall be not later than June 30, 1954, by which applications for payments under this title with respect to construction projects must be filed. If the funds appropriated under this title and remaining available on any such date for payments to local educational agencies are less than the Federal share of the cost of the projects with respect to which applications have been filed prior to such date (and for which funds under this title have not already been obligated), the Commissioner shall by regulation prescribe an order of priority, based on relative urgency of need, for approval of such applications. Only applications meeting the conditions for approval under this title (other than section 306 (b) (3)) shall be considered applications for purposes of the preceding sentence.
“FEDERAL SHARE FOR ANY PROJECT
"Sec. 304. Subject to section 305 (which imposes limitations on the total of the payments which may be made to any local educational agency), the Federal share of the cost of a project under this title shall be equal to such cost, but in no case to exceed the cost, in the school district of the applicant, of constructing minimum school facilities, and in no case to exceed the cost in such district of constructing minimum school facilities for the estimated number of children who will
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be in the membership of the schools of such agency at the close of the regular school year 1953–1954 and who will otherwise be without such facilities at such time. For the purposes of the preceding sentence, the number of such children who will otherwise be without such facilities at such time shall be determined by reference to those facilities which (A) are built or under contract as of the date set by the Commissioner under section 303 for filing applications for payments from the funds out of which such Federal share is to be paid, or (B) as of the date the application for such project is approved, are included in a project for which funds have been set aside under title II or in a project the application for which has been approved under this title. “LIMITATION ON TOTAL PAYMENTS TO ANY LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY
“Sec. 305. (a) Subject to the limitations in subsections (c) and (d), the total of the payments to a local educational agency under this title may not exceed the sum of the following:
“(1) The estimated increase, since the regular school year 19511952, in the number of children residing on Federal property with a parent employed on Federal property (situated in whole or in part in the same State as the school district of such agency or within reasonable commuting distance from such school district), multiplied by 95 per centum of the average per pupil cost of constructing minimum school facilities in the State in which the school district of such agency is situated; and
“(2) The estimated increase, since the regular school year 19511952, in the number of children residing on Federal property, or residing with a parent employed on Federal property (situated in whole or in part in the same State as the school district of such agency or within reasonable commuting distance from such school district), multiplied by 50 per centum of the average per pupil cost of constructing minimum school facilities in the State in which the school district of such agency is situated; and
“(3) The estimated increase, since the regular school year 19511952, in the number of children whose membership results directly from activities of the United States (carried on either directly or through a contractor), multiplied by 45 per centum of the average
per pupil cost of constructing minimum school facilities in the Nonapplioabil- State in which the school district of such agency is situated; but ity.
this paragraph (3) shall not apply unless the school district of such agency is partly or wholly situated within an area with respect to which, for the purposes of this Act, the President finds : (A) that a new defense plant or installation has been or is to be provided therein, or an existing defense plant or installation therein has been or is to be reactivated or its operation substantially expanded, and (B) that substantial in-migration of defense workers or military personnel is required to carry out activities at such plant or installation, and (C) after consultation with the Commissioner, that the minimum school facilities required for the free public education of the children of such defense workers or military personnel are not available. For purposes of this paragraph, the Commissioner shall not consider as activities of the United States those activities which are carried on in connection
with real property excluded from the definition of Federal prop20 USC 280. erty by the last sentence of paragraph (1) of section 210, but shall
(if the local educational agency so elects pursuant to subsection (b)) consider as children whose membership results directly from activities of the United States children residing on Federal property or residing with a parent employed on Federal property.