2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 13 - Mississippi River Commission (Sections 641 - 653a)
Sec. 642 - Appointment of commissioners; vacancies; chairman; tenure of office

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CHAPTER 13 - MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION
Sec. 642 - Appointment of commissioners; vacancies; chairman; tenure of office
Containssection 642
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditJune 28, 1879, ch. 43, §2, 21 Stat. 37; Pub. L. 89-789, title II, §208, Nov. 7, 1966, 80 Stat. 1423; Pub. L. 112-166, §2(y), Aug. 10, 2012, 126 Stat. 1289.
Statutes at Large References21 Stat. 37
64 Stat. 1263
79 Stat. 1318
80 Stat. 1423
84 Stat. 2090
126 Stat. 1289
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 89-789, Public Law 112-166

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33 U.S.C. § 642 (2015)

§642. Appointment of commissioners; vacancies; chairman; tenure of office

The President of the United States shall appoint seven commissioners, three of whom shall be selected from the Engineer Corps of the Army, one from the National Ocean Survey, and three from civil life, two of whom shall be civil engineers. And any vacancy which may occur in the commission shall in like manner be filled by the President of the United States; and he shall designate one of the commissioners appointed from the Engineer Corps of the Army to be president of the commission. The commissioners appointed under sections 641 to 644, 646, and 647 of this title, except those appointed from civil life, shall remain in office subject to removal by the President of the United States. Each commissioner appointed from civil life after November 7, 1966, shall be appointed for a term of nine years.

(June 28, 1879, ch. 43, §2, 21 Stat. 37; Pub. L. 89–789, title II, §208, Nov. 7, 1966, 80 Stat. 1423; Pub. L. 112–166, §2(y), Aug. 10, 2012, 126 Stat. 1289.)

AMENDMENTS

2012—Pub. L. 112–166 struck out ", by and with the advice and consent of the Senate," after "United States shall".

1966—Pub. L. 89–789 inserted ", except those appointed from civil life," and provided a nine year term for each commissioner appointed from civil life after Nov. 7, 1966.

CHANGE OF NAME

Coast and Geodetic Survey consolidated with National Weather Bureau in 1965 to form Environmental Science Services Administration by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1965, eff. July 13, 1965, 30 F.R. 8819, 79 Stat. 1318. Environmental Science Services Administration abolished in 1970 and its personnel, property, records, etc., transferred to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by Reorg. Plan No. 4 of 1970, eff. Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627, 84 Stat. 2090. By order of Acting Associate Administrator of National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, 35 F.R. 19249, Dec. 19, 1970, Coast and Geodetic Survey redesignated National Ocean Survey. See notes set out under section 311 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2012 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–166 effective 60 days after Aug. 10, 2012, and applicable to appointments made on and after that effective date, including any nomination pending in the Senate on that date, see section 6(a) of Pub. L. 112–166, set out as a note under section 113 of Title 6, Domestic Security.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions of all officers of Department of Commerce and functions of all officers and employees of such Department transferred, with a few exceptions, to Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies and employees, by Reorg. Plan No. 5 of 1950, §§1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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