H.R. 18725 (91st): An Act to establish a Commission on the Organization of the Government of the District of Columbia ...

...and to provide for a Delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of Columbia

91st Congress, 1969–1971. Text as of Sep 22, 1970 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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84 STAT.]             PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970                                             845

Public Law 91-404
                                     AN ACT                                         September 19, 1970
To provide for the disposition of funds to pay a judgment in favor of the Sac and     [H. R. 14827]
  Fox Tribes of Oklahoma in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 220,
  and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the funds                         Sac and Fox
                                                                                    T r i b e s , Okla.
appropriated by the Act of June 19,1968 (82 Stat. 239), to pay a judg-                 Judgment funds,
ment by the Indian Claims Commission in docket numbered 220,                        disposition.
together with interest thereon, after payment of attorneys' fees and
other litigation expenses, may be advanced, deposited, expended,
invested, or reinvested for any purposes that are authorized by the
tribal governing body and approved by the Secretary of the Interior.
   SEC. 2. Any portion of such funds that may be distributed per capita               Tax exemption.
to members of the tribe shall not be subject to Federal or State income
tax.
  Approved September 19, 1970.


Public Law 91-405
                                    AN ACT                                          September22,1970
To establish a Commission on the Organization of the Govevmneut of the District       [H. R. 18725.
  of Columbia and to provide for a Delegate to the House of Representatives
  from the District of Columbia.

 Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Repir-Hentdtives of the,
United States of America in Congress assembled,                                       commission on
                  '                   •'                                            the Organization
                                                                                    of the Government
T I T L E I—COMMISSION ON T H E ORGANIZATION O F T H E °J Jhe District of
                                                                                    Columbia.
     G O V E R N M E N T O F T H E D I S T R I C T O F (COLUMBIA                      Establishment.
                            DECLARATION OF POLICY

  SECTION 101. I t is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to pro-
mote economj^, efficiency, and improved service in the transaction of
the public business in the departments, bureaus, agencies, lx)ards, com-
missions, offices, independent establishments, and instrumentalities of
the District of Columbia by—
        (1) recommending methods and procedures for reducing
    expenditures to the lowest amount consistent with the efficient per-
     formance of essential services, activities, and functions;
        (2) eliminating duplication and overlapping of services, activi-
     ties, and functions;

846 PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 [84 STAT. (3) consolidating services, activities, and functions of a similar nature; (4) abolishing services, activities, and functions not necessary to the efficient conduct of government; (5) eliminating nonessential services, functions, and activities which are competitive with private enterprise; (6) defining responsibilities of officials; and (7) relocating agencies now responsible directly to the Com- missioner of the District of Columbia in departments or other agencies. E S T A B L I S H M E N T OF T H E C O M M I S S I O N ON T H E ORGANIZATION OF T H E GOV- E R N M E N T o r T H E DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SEC. 102. For the purpose of carrying out the policy set forth in section 101 of this title, there is established a commission to be known as the Commission on the Organization of the (xovernment of the District of Columbia (hereafter in this title referred to as the "Commission"). DUTIES OP T H E COMMISSION Organization SEC. 103. (a) The Commission shall study and investigate the pres- and methods study. ent organization and methods of operation of all departments, bureaus, agencies, boards, commissions, offices, independent establishments, and instrumentalities of the government of the District of Columbia (other than the courts of the District of Columbia) to determine what changes are necessary to accomplish the purposes set forth in section 101 of this title. Reports to Congress. (b) The Commission shall submit interim reports at such time, or times, as the Commission deems necessary, shall submit a compre- hensive report of its activities and the results of its studies to the Congress within six months after the date of enactment of this Act, and shall submit its final report not later than six months after the Termination. filing of its comprehensive report. Upon filing its final report the Commission shall cease to exist. The final report of the Commission maj^ propose such legislative enactments and administrative actions as in its judgment are necessary to carry out its recommendations. M E M B E R S H I P OF COMMISSION SEC. 104. The Commission shall be composed of twelve members appointed as follows: Presidential (1) Four members shall be appointed by the President of the appointments. United States. Two members so appointed shall be from the executive branch of the Federal Government or from the govern- ment of the District of Columbia, and two shall be from private life.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 847 (2) Four members shall be appointed jointly by the President of the Senate, the Chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia of the Senate, and the Chairman of the subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate wliich has jurisdiction over appropriations for the District of Columbia. Two members so appointed shall be from the Senate, and two shall be from private life. (3) Four members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the advice of the chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia of the House of Repre- sentatives and the chairman of the subcommittee of the Com- mittee on Appropriations which has jurisdiction over appropria- tions for the District of Columbia. Two members so appointed shall be from the House of Representatives, and two shall be from private life. The members shall be appointed within thirty days following the date of the enactment of this Act. Any vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. COMPENSATION OF COMMISSION MEMBERS SEC. 105. (a) Members of the Commission who are Members of the Congress or full-time officers or employees of the United States or the District of Columbia shall receive no additional compensation on account of their service on the Commission. The other members of the Commission shall be entitled to receive the daily equivalent of the rate now or hereafter provided for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule Ante, p . 198-1. for each day (including traveltime) during which they are engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Commission. (b) While traveling on official business in the performance of Travel expenses. services for -the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed expenses of travel, including per diem instead of subsistence, in accordance with subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code. 80 Stat. 498; Post, p . 1081. ORGANIZATION A N D POWERS OF T H E COMMISSION 5 USC 5701. SEC. 106. (a) The Commission shall elect a Chairman and a Vice chairman and Chairman from among its members. Seven members of the Commis- ^'''^ chairman. sion shall constitute a quorum. (b) The head of any Federal agency or agency of the District of ^f^^l^^°^^^ Columbia is authorized to detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of its ^*^'' personnel to assist in carrying out the duties of the Commission. The Administrator of General Services shall provide financial and admin- istrative support services for the Commission on a reimbursable basis.
848 PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 [84 STAT. Compensation (c) The Commission may appoint and fix the compensation of such of personnel. personnel as it deems advisable. Such personnel may be appointed 80 Stat. 378. without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, gov- 5 u s e 101 et seq. erning appointments in the competitive service, and may be paid with- out regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter I I of chapter 80 Stat. 443, 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay 459. 5 u s e 5101, rates. 5311. (d) The Commission may obtain services of experts in accordance Experts and consultants. with the provisions of section 3109 of title 5, United States Code. Power to hold (e) The Commission, or, on the authorization of the Commission, hearings, issue subpenas, etc. any subcommittee or member thereof, may, for the purpose of carry- ing out the provisions of this title, hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, administer such oaths, and require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memorandums, papers, and documents as the Commission or such subcommittee or member may deem advisable. Subpenas may be issued under the signa- ture of the Chairman of the Commission, of the chairman of such sub- committee, or of any duly designated member, and may be served by any person designated by the Chairman or by such subcommittee chair- man or member. The provisions of sections 102 to 104, inclusive, of the Eevised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 192-194) shall apply in the case of any failure of any witness to comply with any subpena or to testify when summoned under authority of this subsection. D.e, agency, (f) The Commission may secure directly from any department, information. bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent establishment, or instrumentality of the District of Columbia information, sugges- tions, estimates, and statistics for the purpose of this title; and each such department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, establish- ment, or nstrumentality shall furnish such information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics directly to the Commission, upon request by the Chairman or Vice Chairman. T I T L E I I — D I S T R I C T O F C O L U M B I A D E L E G A T E TO T H E HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHORT TITLE Citation of title. SEC. 201. This title may be cited as the "District of Columbia Delesrate Act". DELEGATE TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Election of delegate; non- SEC. 202. (a) The pec^le of the District of Columbia shall be repre- voting provision. sented in the House of Representatives by a Delegate, to be known as the "Delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of Columbia", who shall be elected by the voters of the District of Colum- 69 Stat. 699; bia in accordance with the District of Columbia Election Act. The 82 Stat. 106. D.e. Code 1- Delegate shall have a seat in the House of Representatives, with the 1101 note. right of debate, but not of voting, shall have a,ll the privileges granted a Representative by section 6 of Article I of the Constitution, and shall be subject to the same restrictions and regulations as are imposed by
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 849 law or rules on Representatives. The Delegate shall be elected to serve during each Congress. (b) No individual may hold the office of Delegate to the House of Qualifications. Representatives from the District of Columbia unless on the date of his election— (1) he is a qualified elector (as that term is defined in section 2(2) of the District of Columbia Election Act) of the District of 75^stat.^820^'' Columbia; D.c.'code i- (2) he is at least twenty-five years of age; ^^°^" (^) he holds no other paid public office; and (4) he has resided in the District of Columbia continuously since the beginning of the three-year period ending on such date. He shall forfeit his office upon failure to maintain the qualifications required by this subsection. A M E N D M E N T S TO T H E DISTRICT O F COLUMBIA E L E C T I O N ACT SEC. 203. (a) Section 2 of the District of Columbia Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1102) is amended by adding at the end thereof ^^ stat. 103. the following new paragraph: "(6) The term 'Delegate' means the Delegate to the House of "delegate." Representatives from the District of Columbia." (b) Subsections ( h ) , ( i ) , (j), and (k) of section 8 of the District eiS^provi-"'^ of Columbia Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1108) are redesignated sions^ 82 Stat. 103. as subsections ( n ) , (o), ( p ) , and (q), respectively, and the following new subsections are inserted after subsection ( g ) : " ( h ) The Delegate shall be elected by the people of the District of Columbia in a general election. The nomination and election of the Delegate and the candidates for office of Delegate shall be governed by the provisions of this Act. Each candidate for the office of Delegate in any general election shall, except as otherwise provided in sub- section (j) of this section and in section 10(d), have been elected as ggf"^'' ^^' ^^'^' such a candidate by the next preceding primary or party runoff election. No political party shall be qualified to hold a primary election to select candidates tor election to the office of Delegate in a general election unless, in the next preceding election year, at least seven thousand five hundred votes were cast in the general election for a candidate of such party for the office of Delegate or for its candidates for electors of President and Vice President. " ( i ) Each candidate in a primary election for the office of Delegate nom?n"aang^^^''*°"' shall be nominated for such office by a petition (1) filed with the petition. Board not later than forty-five days before the date of such primary election; (2) signed by at least two thousand persons who are duly registered under section 7 and who are of the same political party as no?^c. the nominee; and (3) accompanied by a filing fee of $100. Such fee may be refunded only in the event that the candidate withdraws his nomination by writing received hj the Board not later than three days after the date on which nominations are closed under this sub- section. A nominating petition for a candidate in a primary election for the office of Delegate may not be circulated for signature before the ninety-ninth day preceding the date of such election and may not be filed with the Board before the seventieth day preceding such date. The Board may prescribe rules with respect to the preparation
850 PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 [84 STAT. and presentation of nominating petitions and the posting and disposi- tion of filing fees. The Board shall arrange the ballot of each political party in each such primary election so as to enable a voter of such party to vote for any one duly nominated candidate of that party for the office of Delegate. Direct nomina- "(j) (1) A duly qualified candidate for the office of Delegate may, tion, petition. subject to the provisions of this subsection, be nominated directly as such a candidate for election in the next succeeding general elec- tion for such office (including any such election to be held to fill a vacancy). Such person shall be nominated by a petition (A) filed with the Board not less than forty-five days before the date of such general election; (B) signed by duly registered voters equal in number to 2 per centum of the total number of registered voters of the District, as shown by the records of the Board as of ninety-nine days before the date of such election, or by five thousand persons duly registered 69 Stat. 700; 75 Stat. 817; under section 7, whichever is less; and (C) accompanied by a filing 82 Stat. 103. fee of $100. Such fee may be refunded only in the event that the can- D.C. Code 1- didate withdraws his nomination by writing received by the Board 1107. not later than three days after the date on which nominations are closed under this subsection. No signatures on such a petition may be counted which have been made on such petition more than ninety- nine days before the date of such election. "(2) Nominations under this subsection for candidates for election in a general election for the office of Delegate shall be of no force and effect with respect to any person whose name has appeared on the ballot of a primary election for such office held within eight months before the date of such general election. " ( k ) I n each general election for the office of Delegate, the Board shall arrange the ballots so as to enable a voter to vote for any one of the candidates for such office who (1) has been duly elected by any political party in the next preceding primary or party runoff election for such office, (2) has been duly nominated to fill vacancies in such Post, p. 851. office pursuant to subsection (d) of section 10, or (3) has been nomi- nated directly as a candidate under subsection (j) of this section. "(1) The signature of a registered voter on any petition filed with the Board and nominating a candidate for election in a primary or general election to any office shall not be counted if, after receipt of a timely challenge to such effect, the Board determines such voter also signed any other valid petition, filed earlier with the Board, and nominating the same or any other candidate for the same office in the same election. " ( m ) Designations of offices of local party committees to be filled by election pursuant to clause (3) of the first section of this Act shall be effected bv written communications filed with the Board not later than ninety days before the date of such election." Elections. (c) Section 10 of the District of Columbia Election Act (D.C. Code, 82 Stat. 105. sec. 1-1110) is amended as follows: (1) Subsection (a) of such section is amended by redesignating paragraphs (^), (4), (5), and (6) as paragraphs (6), (7), (8), and (9), respectively, and by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraphs: Dates. "(3) Except as otherwise provided in the case of special elections under this Act or section 206(a) of the District of Columbia Delegate Post, p . 855. Act, primary elections of each political party for the office of Delegate
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 851 to the House of Representatives shall be held on the hrst Tuesday in May of each even-numbered year; and general elections for such office shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year. "(4) Runoff elections shall be held whenever (A) in any primary Runoffs. election of a political party for candidates for the office of Delegate, no one candidate receives at least 40 per centum of the total votes cast in that election for all candidates of that party for that office, and (B) in any general election for the office of Delegate, no one candidate receives at least 40 per centum of the total votes cast in that election for all candidates for that office. Any such runoff election shall be held not less than two weeks nor more than six weeks after the date on Avhich the Board has determined the results of the preceding primary or general election, as the case may be. At the time of announcing any such determination, the Board shall establish and announce the date on which the runoff election will be held, if one is required. The candidates in a n j such runoff election shall be the two persons who received, respectively, the two highest numbers of votes in such pre- ceding primary or general election; except that if any person withdraws his candidacy from such runoff election (under the rules and within the time limits prescribed by the Board), the person who received the next highest number of votes in such preceding primary or general election and who is not already a candidate in the runoff election shall automatically become such a candidate. "(5) With respect to special elections required or authorized by ^1^^^^^^^ this Act, the Board may establish the dates on which such special elections are to be held and prescribe such other terms and conditions as may in the Board's opinion be necessary or appropriate for the conduct of such elections in a manner comparable to that prescribed for other elections held pursuant to this Act." (2) The last sentence of paragraph (9) of subsection (a) of such section (as so redesignated by paragraph (1) of this subsection) is ^"Q^'^;^^^°: amended by striking out " ( 5 ) " and inserting in lieu thereof " ( 8 ) " . mb.' (3) Subsection (b) of such section is amended by inserting "the 82 stat. loe. office of Delegate and for" after "general elections for". (4) Subsection (c) of such section is amended (A) by striking out ^9 stat. 702. "a tie vote in" and inserting in lieu thereof "a tie vote, the resolution of which will affect the outcome of"; and (B) by striking out "ten days following the election" and inserting in lieu thereof "ten days following determination by the Board of the results of the election which require the resolution of such tie". (5) Subsection (d) of such section is amended (A) by inserting "a ^s^stat'sVg. Delegate or a winner of a primary election for the office of Delegate or" after "any official, other than"; and (B) by adding at the end thereof the follow^ing new sentence: "In the event that such a vacancy occurs in the office of a candidate for the office of Delegate who has been declared the winner in the preceding primary or party runoff election for such office, the vacancy may be filled not later than fifteen days prior to the next general election for such office, by nomination by the party committee of the party which nominated his predecessor, and by paying the filing fee required by section 8 ( i ) . In the event ^nte.p. 849. that such a vacancy occurs in the office of Delegate more than twelve months before the expiration of its term of office, the Board shall call special elections to fill such vacancy for the remainder of its term of office."
852 PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 [84 STAT. O T H E R PROVISIONS A N D A M E N D M E N T S RELATING TO T H E E S T A B L I S H M E N T OF A DELEGATE TO T H E H O U S E OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM T H E DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SEC. 204. (a) The provisions of law which appear in— 2 use 25. (1) section 25 (relating to oath of office), 83 Stat. 863. (2) scction 31 (relating to compensation), (3) section 34 (relating to payment of compensation), (4) section 35 (relating to payment of compensation), 38 Stat. 458. (5) section37 (relating topaymentof Compensation), 73 Stat. 224. (6) section 38a (relating to compensation), (7) section 39 (relating to deductions for absence), (8) section 40 (relating to deduct'ons for withdrawal), 48 Stat. 1024. (9) scctlon 40a (relatmg to deductions for delinquent indebt- edness), (10) section 41 (relating to prohibition on allowance for news- papers) , 82 Stat. 318. (11) section 42c (relating topostage allowauce), 81 Stat. 38. (12) section46b (relatingto stationery allowance), 61 Stat. 366. (13) section 46b-l (relatingto Stationery allowaiice), 70 Stat. 31. (14) section 46b-2 (relating to stationery allowance), 80 Stat. 1064. (15) section 46g (relating to telephone, telegraph, and radio- telegraph allowance), (16) section 47 (relating to payment of compensation), (17) section48 (relating to payment of compensat'on), 19 Stat. 145. /18) section 49 (relatingto payment of compensation), 33 Stat. 1. (19) section 50 (relating to payment of compensation), 82 Stat. 318. (20) sectlou 54 (relating to provision of United States C'ode Annotated or Federal Code Annotated), p 80 stat.^ 369; (21) scction 60g-l (relating to clerk hire), °^' ^* * (22) sect'on60g-2(a) (relatingto interns), 26 Stat. 645, (23) section 80 (relating to payment of compeiisatiou), (24) section 81 (relating to payment of compensation), g^2^6 Stat. 645, (25) section 82 (relating to payment of compensation), 70 Stat. 990. (26) scction 92 (relating to clerk hire), 64 Stat. 8 2. (27) section 92b (relating to pay of clerical assistants), 83 Stat. 291. (28) scction 112e (relating to electrical and mechanical office equipment), 79 Stat. 857. (29) scctiou 122 (relating to office space in the District of Columbia), and 78^s ^'^1084°' ^^^^ section 123b (relating to use of House Eecording Studio), of title 2 of the United States Code shall apply with respect to the Delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of 43 Stat. 1070. Columbia in the same manner and to the same extent as they apply .2 u^^^ s e ..V,. 256. ^^^^ respect to a Representative. The Federal Corrupt Practices Act 83"st"atr284. and the Federal Contested Election Act shall apply with respect to 2 use 381 note. the Delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of Columbia in the same manner and to the same extent as they apply with respect to a Representative. 80 Stat. 409. (fo) Sectlon 2106 of title 5 of the United States Code is amended by inserting "a Delegate from the District of Columbia," immediate! after "House of Representatives,". (c) Sections 4342(a)(5), 6954(a)(5), and 9342(a)(5) of title ±0 15?- 70°!'s\tt ^^ *^^ United States Code are each amended by striking out "by the 429.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 853 Commissioner of that District" and inserting in lieu thereof "by the Delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of Columbia". ( d ) ( 1 ) Section 201(a) of title 18 of the United States Code is ^e stat. 1119. amended by inserting "the Delegate from the District of Columbia," immediately after "Member of Congress,". (2) Sections 203(a)(1) and 204 of title 18 of the United States Code are each amended by inserting "Delegate from the District of Columbia, Delegate Elect from the District of Columbia," immedi- ately after "Member of Congress Elect,". (3) Section 203(b) of title 18 of the United States Code is amended by inserting "Delegate," immediately after "Member,". (4) The last undesignated paragraph of section 591 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended by inserting "the District of ^^ stat. 719. Columbia and" immediately after "includes". (5) Section 594 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended (1) by striking out "or" immediately after "Senate,", and (2) by striking out "Delegates or Commissioners from the Territories and possessions" and inserting in lieu thereof "Delegate from the Dis- trict of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner". (6) Section 595 of title 18 of the United States Cbde is amended by striking out "or Delegate or Resident Commissioner from any Territory or Possession" and inserting in lieu thereof "Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner". (e) Section 11(c) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973i(c)) is amended by striking out "or Delegates or Commissioners 79 stat. 443. from the territories or possessions" and inserting in lieu thereof "Delegate from the District of Columbia". (f) The second sentence in the second paragraph of section 7 of the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (D.C. Code, sec. 25-107) is amended bv striking out "the presidential election" and 75 Stat. 820. inserting in lieu thereof "any election". M I S C E L L A N E O U S A M E N D M E N T S OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ELECTION ACT SEC. 205. (a) Clause (A) of paragraph (2) of section 2 of the "Quaimed District of Columbia Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1102J is amended ^^75*s[at'. 820. by inserting "or has been domiciled" after "has resided". (b) Paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 8 of the District Nomination by of Columbia Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1108) is amended by ^Tg^sta't. 701. striking out "one hundred" and inserting in lieu thereof "two hundred". (c) The first sentence of section 9(b) of the District of Columbia Method of Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1109) is amended by striking out "The ''°75'itat. 819. vote" and by inserting in lieu thereof "Except as otherwise provided by regulation of the Board, the vote". (d) Section 9(f) of the District of Columbia Election Act is amended by striking out the first and second sentences and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "If a qualified elector is unable to record his vote by marking the ballot or operating the voting machine an official of the polling place shall, on the request of the voter, enter the voting booth and comply with the voter's directions with respect to recording his vote. LTpon the request of any such voter, a second official of the polling place shall also enter the voting booth and witness the recordation of the voter's directions. The official or officials shall in no way influence or attempt to influence the voter's decisions, and shall tell no one how the voter voted." (e) (1) The first section of the District of Columbia Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1101) is amended (A) by inserting after "Vice 82 stat. 103.
854 PUBLIC LAW 91-405-SEPT. 22, 1970 [84 STAT. President of the United States" the following: ", the Delegate to the House of Representatives"; (B) by inserting "and" after the semi- colon in clause ( 2 ) ; and (C) by striking out clause (3) and redesig- nating clause (4) as clause (3). (2) Sections 8(a) and 10(a) (1) of the District of Columbia Elec- 69 Stat. 702; tion Act are each amended (A) by striking out "clauses (1), (2), and 75 Stat. 818, 819. ( 3 ) " and inserting in lieu thereof "clauses (1) and (2)," and (2) by D.C. Code striking out "clause ( 4 ) " and inserting in lieu thereof "clause (3)". 1-1108, 1-1110. (f) Section 8(c) of the District of Columbia Election Act is amended (1) by striking out "The Board shall" and inserting in lieu thereof "Except as otherwise provided, the Board shall", and (2) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows: "(1) to vote, in any election of officials referred to in clauses (1) and (2) of the first section of this Act and of officials desig- nated pursuant to clause (3) of such section, separately or by slates for the candidates duly qualified and nominated for elec- tion to each such office or group of offices by such party under subsections (a) and (b) of this section; and". Watchers at (g) Section 9(c) of the District of Columbia Election Act is polling p l a c e s . D.C. Code amended to read as follows: 1-1109. "(c) Any group of qualified electors interested in the outcome of an election may, not less than two weeks prior to such election, petition the Board for credentials authorizing watchers at one or more polling places at the next election during voting hours and until the count has Rules and been completed. The Board shall formulate rules and regulations not regulations. inconsistent with this Act to prescribe the form of watchers' creden- tials, to govern the conduct of such watchers, and to limit the number of watchers so that the conduct of the election will not be unreasonably obstructed. Subject to such rules and regulations, w^atchers may chal- lenge prospective voters whom the watchers believe to be unqualified to vote." (h) Section 9 of the District of Columbia Election Act is amended (1) bj redesignating subsection (h) as subsection ( i ) , and (2) by insertmg after subsection (g) the following new subsection: " ( h ) I n the event that the total number of candidates of one party nominated to an office or group of offices of that party pursuant to section 8(a) or 8(1) of this Act does not exceed the number of such offices to be filled, the Board may, prior to election day and, notwith- Supra; Ante, standing the provisions of section 8(c) or 8(i) of this Act, declare the p . 849. candidates so nominated to be elected without opposition, in which case the fact of their election pursuant to this paragraph shall appear for the information of the voters on any ballot prepared by the Board for their party for the election of other candidates in the same election." Board members' compensation. (i) The first sentence of section 4(b) of the District of Columbia 69 Stat. 699. Election Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1104) is amended to read as follows: "Each member of the Board shall be paid compensation at the rate of $50 per day, with a limit of $2,500 per annum, while performing duties under this Act." E l e c t i o n ex- (j) Subsection (e) of section 13 of the District of Columbia Elec- pense statements. tion Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1113) is amended by striking out "ten days" and inserting in lieu thereof "thirty days". F a l s e registra- tion. (k) Section 14 of the District of Columbia Election Act (D.C, Code, sec. 1-1114) is amended by striking out "his place of residence or his voting privilege in any other part of the United States" and inserting in lieu thereof "his qualifications for voting or for holding elective office, or be guilty of violating section 9,12, or 13 of this Act".
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-406-SEPT. 23, 1970 855 (1) Subsection (g) of section 9 of the District of Columbia Klec- tio^"""^'•^^''•'^' tion Act is amended to read as follows: 75 stat, 819. " ( g ) No person shall vote more than once in any election nor shall ^ ^^^- ^°^^ any person vote in a primary or party runoff election held by a polit- ical party other than that to which he has declared himself to be a member." (m) Subsection (b) of section 13 of the District of Columbia Elec- fg^Pgl^f.^T'o!;' tion Act is amended (1) by inserting after "Vice President," the 75^stat.ji9. D.C. Code following: "Delegate,"; (2) by inserting "or" after "committee- 1-1113. woman," ; and (3) by striking out "or alternate,". (n) Subsection (d) of section 13 of the District of Columbia FAec- tion Act is amended (1) by inserting "Delegate," after "elector,"; (2) by inserting "or" after "committeewoman,"; and (3) by striking out ", or alternate". FIRST ELECTIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATE SEC. 206. (a) Before the expiration of the seven-calendar-month period beginning on the first day of the first calendar month beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Board of Elections of the District of Columbia shall— (1) conduct such special elections as may be necessary to select candidates for the office of Delegate to the House of Representa- tives from the District of Columbia; (2) provide for the direct nomination by petition of candidates for such offilces; and (3) conduct such other special elections as may be necessary to select from such candidates the Delegate to the House of Repre- sentatives from the District of Columbia. The Board of Elections shall prescribe the date on which each election under paragraphs (1) and (3) shall be held, the dates for the circula- tion and filing of nominating petitions for such elections, and such other terms and conditions which it deems necessary for the conduct of such elections within the period prescribed by this subsection. Nomi- nating petitions for an election under paragraph (1) shall meet the requirements of clauses (2) and (3) of section 8(i) of the District of Columbia Election Act and nominating petitions under paragraph (2) Ante, p. 849. shall meet the requirements of clauses (B) and (C) of section 8(j) (1) of such Act. ^ " ' e , p. 850. (b) This title and the amendments made by this title shall take effect on the date of its enactment. Approved September 22, 1970. Public Law 91-406 AN A C T September 23, 1970 To amend the National Aeronautic^ and Space Act of 15)58 to provide t h a t the [ H . R. 16539] Secretary of Transportation shall be a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Council, Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled^ That section 201(a) nauacs"andVr" of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42 U.S.C. 2471 (a)) councu.^" ^^''^ is amended by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs Membership. (5) and (6), respectively, and by inserting after j^aragraph (3) the following new paragraph: " (4) the Secretary of Transportation;". Approved September 23, 1970. 47-348 O - 72 - 58 (Pt. 1)