[Congressional Bills 114th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [H.R. 5722 Enrolled Bill (ENR)] H.R.5722Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States of America AT THE SECOND SESSION the fourth day of January, two thousand and sixteen An ActBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of theTo establish the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission.
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.This Act may be cited as the ``John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission Act''.
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duties under this Act.
(d) Experts and Consultants.--The Commission may procure such temporary and intermittent
services as are necessary to enable the Commission to perform its duties.
(e) Volunteer and Uncompensated Services.--Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, United States Code, the Commission may accept and use voluntary and uncompensated services as the Commission determines necessary.
SEC. 6. POWERS OF COMMISSION.
(a) Hearings.--The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying out this Act, hold hearings, sit and act at times and places, take testimony, and receive evidence as the Commission considers
(b) Mails.--The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the United States.
(c) Obtaining Official Data.--The Commission may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States information necessary to enable it to carry out its duties under this Act. Upon
request of the chairperson of the Commission, the head of that department or agency shall furnish that information to the Commission.
(d) Gifts, Bequests, Devises.--The Commission may solicit, accept, use, and dispose of gifts, bequests, or devises of money, services, or property, both real and personal, for the purpose of aiding or facilitating its work.
(e) Available Space.--Upon the request of the Commission, the Administrator of General Services shall make available nationwide to the Commission, at a normal rental rate for Federal agencies, such assistance and facilities as may be necessary for the Commission to carry out its duties under this Act.
(f) Contract Authority.--The Commission may enter into contracts with and compensate government and private agencies or persons to enable the Commission to discharge its duties under this Act.
SEC. 7. REPORTS.
(a) Annual Reports.--The Commission shall submit to the President and the Congress annual reports on the revenue and expenditures of the Commission, including a list of each gift, bequest, or devise to the Commission with a value of more than $250, together with the identity of the donor of each gift, bequest, or devise.
(b) Interim Reports.--The Commission may submit to the President and Congress interim reports as the Commission considers appropriate.
(c) Final Report.--Not later than August 31, 2017, the Commission shall submit a final report to the President and the Congress containing--
(1) a summary of the activities of the Commission;
(2) a final accounting of funds received and expended by the Commission; and
(3) the findings, conclusions, and final recommendations of the Commission.
SEC. 8. TERMINATION.
The Commission may terminate on such date as the Commission may determine after it submits its final report pursuant to section 7(c), but not later than September 30, 2017.
SEC. 9. ANNUAL AUDIT.
The Inspector General of the Department of the Interior may perform an audit of the Commission, shall make the results of any audit performed available to the public, and shall transmit such results to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
SEC. 10. PROHIBITION ON OBLIGATION OF FEDERAL FUNDS.
No Federal funds may be obligated to carry out this Act.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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