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HR 1047 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 1047
To recognize the organization known as the National Academies of Practice.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 22, 1989
Mr. COELHO (for himself, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. WEBER, Mr. ROYBAL, Mr. OLIN,
Mr. FORD of Michigan, Mr. MANTON, Mr. FOGLIETTA, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. LIPINSKI,
Mr. ATKINS, Mr. FAUNTROY, Mr. MILLER of California, Mr. MOAKLEY, Mr. BLAZ,
Mr. SLATTERY, Mr. ROBINSON, Mr. FROST, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. SYNAR, Mr. OWENS of
New York, Mr. SCHUETTE, Mr. QUILLEN, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. ESPY, Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER,
Mr. PEPPER, Mrs. SMITH of Nebraska, Mr. YATES, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. BRUCE,
Ms. PELOSI, Mr. SISISKY, Mr. CHAPMAN, Mr. BEVILL, Mr. KOLTER, Mr. DE LUGO,
Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. FLORIO, Mr. PURSELL, Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas, Mr. MCGRATH,
Mr. HOYER, and Mr. RANGEL) introduced the following bill; which was referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary
A BILL
To recognize the organization known as the National Academies of Practice.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
CHARTER
  SECTION 1. The National Academies of Practice organized and incorporated
  under the laws of the District of Columbia, is hereby recognized as such
  and is granted a charter.
POWERS
  SEC. 2. The National Academies of Practice (hereinafter referred to as the
  `corporation') shall have only those powers granted to it through its bylaws
  and articles of incorporation filed in the State or States in which it is
  incorpo- rated and subject to the laws of such State or States.
PURPOSES OF CORPORATION
  SEC. 3. The purposes of the corporation shall be to honor persons who
  have made significant contributions to the practice of applied psychology,
  dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, osteopathy, podiatry, social work,
  veterinary medicine, and other health care professions, and to improve
  the practices in these professions by disseminating information about new
  techniques and procedures.
SERVICE OF PROCESS
  SEC. 4. With respect to service of process, the corporation shall comply
  with the laws of the States in which it is incorporated and those States in
  which it carries on its activities in furtherance of its corporate purposes.
MEMBERSHIP
  SEC. 5. Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and
  privileges of members shall be as provided in the bylaws of the corporation.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS; COMPOSITION; RESPONSIBILITIES
  SEC. 6. The board of directors of the corporation and the responsibilities
  thereof shall be as provided in the articles of incorporation of the
  corporation and in conformity with the laws of the State or States in
  which it is incorporated.
OFFICERS OF CORPORATION
  SEC. 7. The officers of the corporation, and the election of such officers
  shall be as is provided in the articles of incorporation of the corporation
  and in conformity with the laws of the State or States in which it is
  incorporated.
RESTRICTIONS
  SEC. 8. (a) No part of the income or assets of the corporation shall inure
  to any member, officer, or director of the corporation or be distributed to
  any such person during the life of this charter. Nothing in this subsection
  shall be construed to prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to
  the officers of the corporation or reimbursement for actual necessary
  expenses in amounts approved by the board of directors.
  (b) The corporation shall not make any loan to any officer, director,
  or employee of the corporation.
  (c) The corporation and any officer and director of the corporation,
  acting as such officer or director, shall not contribute to, support or
  otherwise participate in any political activity or in any manner attempt
  to influence legislation.
  (d) The corporation shall have no power to issue any shares of stock nor
  to declare or pay any dividends.
  (e) The corporation shall not claim congressional approval or Federal
  Government authority for any of its activities.
LIABILITY
  SEC. 9. The corporation shall be liable for the acts of its officers and
  agents when acting within the scope of their authority.
BOOKS AND RECORDS; INSPECTIONS
  SEC. 10. The corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records
  of account and shall keep minutes of any proceeding of the corporation
  involving any of its members, the board of directors, or any committee
  having authority under the board of directors. The corporation shall keep
  at its principal office a record of the names and addresses of all members
  having the right of vote. All books and records of such corporation may be
  inspected by any member having the right to vote, or by any agent or attorney
  of such member, for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time. Nothing
  in this section shall be construed to contravene any applicable State law.
AUDIT OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
  SEC. 11. The first section of the Act entitled `An Act to provide for
  audit of accounts of private corporations established under Federal law',
  approved August 30, 1964 (36 U.S.C. 1101), is amended by adding at the
  end thereof the following:
  `(64) National Academies of Practice.'.
ANNUAL REPORT
  SEC. 12. The corporation shall report annually to the Congress concerning
  the activities of the corporation during the preceding fiscal year. Such
  annual report shall be submitted at the same time as is the report of the
  audit for such fiscal year required by section 3 of the Act referred to in
  section 11 of this Act. The report shall not be printed as a public document.
RESERVATION OF RIGHT TO AMEND OR REPEAL CHARTER
  SEC. 13. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this charter is expressly
  reserved to the Congress.
DEFINITION OF `STATE'
  SEC. 14. For purposes of this Act, the term `State' includes the District
  of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories and
  possessions of the United States.
TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
  SEC. 15. The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization
  exempt from taxation as provided in the Internal Revenue Code.
TERMINATION
  SEC. 16. If the corporation shall fail to comply with any of the restrictions
  or provisions of this Act the charter granted hereby shall terminate.