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Executive Order 13137

Issued by William J. Clinton on Wednesday 15 September 1999

Amendment to Executive Order 12975, as Amended, National Bioethics Advisory Commission

Federal Register, Volume 64 Issue 181 (Monday, September 20, 1999)

[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 181 (Monday, September 20, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 50733]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-24582]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 1999 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 50733]]

                Executive Order 13137 of September 15, 1999

Amendment to Executive Order 12975, as Amended, 
                National Bioethics Advisory Commission

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to more accurately describe the 
                expertise requirements for members selected for the 
                National Bioethics Advisory Commission, it is hereby 
                ordered that Executive Order 12975, as amended 
                (``Order''), is further amended as follows:

                Section 1. Section 3 of the order shall read as 
                follows: ``Sec. 3. Establishment of National Bioethics 
                Advisory Commission. There is established in the 
                Department of Health and Human Services a National 
                Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC). The NBAC shall be 
                subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
                amended (5 U.S.C. App.).''

                Sec. 2. A new section 4 shall be added to the order to 
                read: ``Sec. 4. Structure. (a) The National Bioethics 
                Advisory Commission shall be composed of not more than 
                18 nongovernment members appointed by the President. At 
                least one member shall be selected from each of the 
                following categories of primary expertise: (1) 
                philosophy/theology; (2) social/behavioral science; (3) 
                law; (4) medicine/allied health professions; and (5) 
                biological research. At least three members shall be 
                selected from the general public, bringing to the 
                Commission expertise other than that listed. The 
                membership shall be approximately evenly balanced 
                between scientists and non-scientists. Close attention 
                will be given to equitable geographic distribution and 
                to ethnic and gender representation.

                    (b) Members of the Commission will serve for terms 
                of 2 years and may continue to serve after the 
                expiration of their term until a successor is 
                appointed. A member appointed to fill an unexpired term 
                will be appointed to the remainder of such term.
                    (c) The President shall designate a Chairperson 
                from among the members of the NBAC.''

                Sec. 3. (a) ``[S]ection 5'' in the third sentence of 
                section 1(b) of the order shall be deleted and 
                ``section 6'' shall be inserted in lieu thereof.

                    (b) Current sections 4 through 7 of Executive Order 
                12975 shall be renumbered sections 5 through 8.
                    (c) New section 8(b) is amended by deleting 
                ``October 3, 1999'' and inserting ``October 3, 2001'' 
                in lieu thereof.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     September 15, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-24582
Filed 9-17-99; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 64 FR 50733
Amends: EO 12975, October 3, 1995;; ; See: EO 13316, September 17, 2003

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