[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-200
111th Congress

An Act


 
To reauthorize the Congressional Award Act (2 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), and
for other purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <> assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Congressional Award Program
Reauthorization Act of 2009''.
SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL AWARD PROGRAM.

(a) Implementation and Presentation.--Section 102 of the
Congressional Award Act (2 U.S.C. 802) is amended--
(1) in the matter following subsection (b)(5), by striking
``under paragraph (3)''; and
(2) in subsection (c), in the second sentence, by striking
``during'' and inserting ``in connection with''.

(b) Terms of Appointment and Reappointments.--Section 103 of the
Congressional Award Act (2 U.S.C. 803) is amended by striking subsection
(b) and inserting the following:
``(b) Terms of Appointed Members; Reappointment.--
``(1) Appointed members of the Board shall continue to serve
at the pleasure of the officer by whom they are appointed, and
(unless reappointed under paragraph (2)) shall serve for a term
of 4 years.
``(2)(A) Subject to the limitations in subparagraph (B),
members of the Board may be reappointed, except that no member
may serve more than 2 full consecutive terms. Members may be
reappointed to 2 full consecutive terms after being appointed to
fill a vacancy on the Board.
``(B) Members of the Board shall not be subject to the
limitation on reappointment in subparagraph (A) during their
period of service as Chairman of the Board and may be
reappointed to an additional full term after termination of such
Chairmanship.
``(3)(A) Notwithstanding <>
paragraph (1) or (2), the term of each member of the Board shall
begin on October 1 of the even numbered year which would
otherwise apply with one-half of the Board positions having
terms which begin in each even numbered year.
``(B) Subparagraph <>  (A) shall apply
to appointments made to the Board on or after the date of
enactment of the Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act
of 2009.''.

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(c) Requirements Regarding Financial Operations.--Section 104(c) of
the Congressional Award Act (2 U.S.C. 804(c)) is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1), in the third sentence, by striking ``,
in any calendar year,'' and inserting ``in any fiscal year'';
and
(2) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
``(2)(A) The <>  Comptroller General
of the United States shall determine for each fiscal year
whether the Director has substantially complied with paragraph
(1). The findings made by the Comptroller General under the
preceding sentence shall be included in the reports submitted
under section 107(b).
``(B) If the Director fails to substantially comply with
paragraph (1), the Board shall instruct the Director to take
such actions as may be necessary to correct such deficiencies,
and shall remove and replace the Director if such deficiencies
are not promptly corrected.''.

(d) Funding and Expenditures.--Section 106(a) of the Congressional
Award Act (2 U.S.C. 806(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (1) and
inserting the following:
``(1) the Board shall carry out its functions and make
expenditures with--
``(A) such resources as are available to the Board
from sources other than the Federal Government; and
``(B) funds awarded in any grant program
administered by a Federal agency in accordance with the
law establishing that grant program.''.

(e) Statewide Congressional Award Councils.--Section 106(c) of the
Congressional Award Act (2 U.S.C. 806(c)) is amended by striking
paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
``(4) Each Statewide Council established under this section
may receive contributions, and use such contributions for the
purposes of the Program. The Board shall adopt appropriate
financial management methods in order to ensure the proper
accounting of these funds. Each Statewide Council shall comply
with subsections (a), (d), (e), and (h) governing the Board.''.

(f) Contracting and Use of Funds for Scholarships.--Section 106 of
the Congressional Award Act (2 U.S.C. 806) is amended--
(1) in subsection (d), by inserting ``to be'' after
``expenditure is''; and
(2) in subsection (e)(1)(A), by inserting ``or for
scholarships'' after ``local program''.

(g) Nonprofit Corporation.--Section 106 of the Congressional Award
Act (2 U.S.C. 806) is amended by striking subsection (i) and inserting
the following:
``(i)(1) The Board shall provide for the incorporation of a
nonprofit corporation to be known as the Congressional Award Foundation
(together with any subsidiary nonprofit corporations determined
desirable by the Board, collectively referred to in this title as the
`Corporation') for the sole purpose of assisting the Board to carry out
the Congressional Award Program, and shall delegate to the Corporation
such duties as it considers appropriate, including the employment of
personnel, expenditure of funds, and the incurrence of financial or
other contractual obligations.
``(2) The articles of incorporation of the Congressional Award
Foundation shall provide that--

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``(A) the members of the Board of Directors of the
Foundation shall be the members of the Board, with up to 24
additional voting members appointed by the Board, and the
Director who shall serve as a nonvoting member; and
``(B) the extent of the authority of the Foundation shall be
the same as that of the Board.

``(3) No director, officer, or employee of any corporation
established under this subsection may receive compensation, travel
expenses, or benefits from both the Corporation and the Board.''.
(h) Termination.--
(1) In general.--Section 108 of the Congressional Award Act
(2 U.S.C. 808) is amended by striking ``October 1, 2009'' and
inserting ``October 1, 2013''.
(2) Effective date.--This subsection <>  shall take effect as of October 1, 2009.

Approved July 7, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2865:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 111-163 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Mar. 17, considered and passed Senate.
June 23, considered and passed House.