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Public Law No: 115-19 (04/03/2017)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 19]
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Public Law 115-19
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To provide for the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of 
 the Office of Compliance to replace members whose terms expire during 
  2017, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Apr. 3, 2017 -  [H.R. 1228]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 2 USC 1381 note.>>  APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF 
                              BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF OFFICE OF 
                              COMPLIANCE.

    (a) Appointment of Members.--
            (1) Members replacing members whose terms expire in march 
        2017.--Notwithstanding the first sentence of section 301(e) of 
        the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1381(e)), 
        of the members of the Board of Directors of the Office of 
        Compliance who are appointed to replace the 3 members whose 
        terms expire in March 2017--
                    (A) one shall have a term of office of 3 years; and
                    (B) 2 shall have a term of office of 4 years,
        as designated at the time of appointment by the persons 
        specified in section 301(b) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 1381(b)).
            (2) Members replacing members whose terms expire in may 
        2017.--In accordance with the first sentence of section 301(e) 
        of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 
        1381(e)), the members of the Board of Directors of the Office of 
        Compliance who are appointed to replace the 2 members whose 
        terms expire in May 2017 shall each have a term of office of 5 
        years.

    (b) Service of Current Members.--Notwithstanding the second sentence 
of section 301(e) of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 
U.S.C. 1381(e)) or section 3 of the Office of Compliance Administrative 
and Technical Corrections Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-6; 2 U.S.C. 1381 
note)--
            (1) an individual serving as a member of the Board of 
        Directors of the Office of Compliance whose term expires in 
        March 2017 may be reappointed to serve one additional term at 
        the length designated under paragraph (1) of subsection (a), but 
        may not be reappointed to any additional terms after that 
        additional term expires; and
            (2) an individual serving as a member of the Board of 
        Directors of the Office of Compliance whose term expires in May 
        2017 may be reappointed to serve one additional term at the 
        length referred to in paragraph (2) of subsection (a), but may 
        not be reappointed to any additional terms after that additional 
        term expires.

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    (c) Permitting Members To Serve Until Appointment of Successors.--
Section 301(e) of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 
1381(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(3) Permitting service until appointment of successor.--A 
        member of the Board may serve after the expiration of that 
        member's term until a successor has taken office.''.

    (d) Authority of Congressional Leadership in Making Appointments.--
Section 301(b) of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 
1381(b)) is amended by striking the period at the end of the second 
sentence and inserting the following: ``, who are authorized to take 
such steps as they consider appropriate to ensure the timely appointment 
of the members of the Board consistent with the requirements of this 
section.''.

    Approved April 3, 2017.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1228:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Mar. 15, considered and passed House.
            Mar. 21, considered and passed Senate.

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