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S. 2162 (114th): Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 7, 2015 (Passed the Senate).

Source: GPO

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2162

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To establish a 10-year term for the service of the Librarian of Congress.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015.

2.

Appointment and term of service of Librarian of Congress

(a)

In general

The President shall appoint the Librarian of Congress, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(b)

Term of Service

The Librarian of Congress shall be appointed for a term of 10 years.

(c)

Reappointment

An individual appointed to the position of Librarian of Congress, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, may be reappointed to that position in accordance with subsections (a) and (b).

(d)

Effective Date

This section shall apply with respect to appointments made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Conforming Amendment

The first paragraph under the center heading Library of Congress under the center heading Legislative of the Act entitled An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for other purposes, approved February 19, 1897 (29 Stat. 544, chapter 265; 2 U.S.C. 136), is amended by striking to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,.

Passed the Senate October 7, 2015.

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