Laws & Guidance HIGHER EDUCATION
1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965
P.L. 105-244

TITLE VIII--STUDIES, REPORTS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS

PART J--WEB-BASED EDUCATION COMMISSION

SEC. 852. ESTABLISHMENT OF WEB-BASED EDUCATION COMMISSION

(a) ESTABLISHMENT- There is established a commission to be known as the Web-Based Education Commission.

(b) MEMBERSHIP-

(1) COMPOSITION- The Commission shall be composed of 14 members, of which--

(A) three members shall be appointed by the President, from among individuals representing the Internet technology industry;

(B) three members shall be appointed by the Secretary, from among individuals with expertise in accreditation, establishing statewide curricula, and establishing information technology networks pertaining to education curricula;

(C) two members shall be appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate;

(D) two members shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;

(E) two members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

(F) two members shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.

(2) DATE- The appointments of the members of the Commission shall be made not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

(c) PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT; VACANCIES- Members shall be appointed for the life of the Commission. Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(d) INITIAL MEETING- Not later than 30 days after the date on which all members of the Commission have been appointed, the Commission shall hold the Commission's first meeting.

(e) MEETINGS- The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairperson.

(f) QUORUM- A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may hold hearings.

(g) CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON- The Commission shall select a chairperson and vice chairperson from among the members of the Commission.

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