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Public Law 110-2
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To revise the composition of the House of Representatives Page Board to 
 equalize the number of members representing the majority and minority 
parties and to include a member representing the parents of pages and a 
 member representing former pages, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Feb. 
                        2, 2007 -  [H.R. 475]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: House Page Board 
Revision Act of 2007.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 2 USC 88b-2 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``House Page Board Revision Act of 
2007''.
SEC. 2. REVISION OF COMPOSITION OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PAGE 
                    BOARD.

    (a) Expansion of Membership.--Section 2(a) of House Resolution 611, 
Ninety-seventh Congress, agreed to November 30, 1982, as enacted into 
permanent law by section 127 of Public Law 97-377 (2 U.S.C. 88b-3(a)), 
is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``one Member'' and 
        inserting ``two Members'';
            (2) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (1);
            (3) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (4); and
            (4) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new 
        paragraphs:
            ``(2) one individual who, at any time during the 5-year 
        period which ends on the date of the individual's appointment, 
        is or was a parent of a page participating in the program;
            ``(3) one individual who is a former page of the House who 
        is not a Member of the House or an individual described in 
        paragraph (2); and''.

    (b) Special Rules for Members Representing Parents and Former 
Pages.--Section 2 of such House Resolution (2 U.S.C. 88b-3) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new 
        subsection:

    ``(b) In the case of the members of the Page Board who are described 
in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a), the following shall apply:
            ``(1) Each such member shall be appointed jointly by the 
        Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives.
            ``(2) Each such member shall serve for a term of one year 
        and may be reappointed for additional terms if the member 
        continues to meet the requirements for appointment.

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            ``(3) A vacancy in the position held by any such member 
        shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. 
        An individual appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the 
        remainder of the original term and may be reappointed in 
        accordance with paragraph (2).
            ``(4) Each such member may be paid travel or transportation 
        expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, for 
        attending meetings of the Page Board while away from the 
        member's home or place of business. <<NOTE: Appropriation 
        authorization.>> There are authorized to be appropriated from 
        the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives such 
        sums as may be necessary for payments under this paragraph.''.
SEC. 3. REQUIRING REGULAR MEETINGS.

    Section 1 of House Resolution 611, Ninety-seventh Congress, agreed 
to November 30, 1982, as enacted into permanent law by section 127 of 
Public Law 97-377 (2 U.S.C. 88b-2), is amended--
            (1) by striking ``Until otherwise'' and inserting ``(a) 
        Until otherwise''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ``(b) The Page Board shall meet regularly, in accordance with a 
schedule established jointly by the Speaker and minority leader of the 
House of Representatives.''.
SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 2 USC 88b-2 note.>> EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to the 
portion of the One Hundred Tenth Congress which begins after the date of 
the enactment of this Act and each succeeding Congress.

    Approved February 2, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 475:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
            Jan. 19, considered and passed House.
            Jan. 23, considered and passed Senate.

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