H.R.1047 - To recognize the organization known as the National Academies of Practice.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Coelho, Anthony Lee [D-CA-15] (Introduced 02/22/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/27/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations. (All Actions)|
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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.