2.1402 Functions of the commission.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 2.1402 ]

(a) The commission shall study alternative forms of future political status open to American Samoa and shall assess the advantages and disadvantages of each.

(b) The commission shall study and appraise the history, the development and the present status of political units comparable or relevant to American Samoa, both within and without the jurisdiction of the United States and shall assess the advantages and disadvantages of each.

(c) To determine whether a single document is needed to set forth American Samoa’s political status and relationship with the United States; and

(d) To study and evaluate the impact of American Samoa’s political status and relationship with the United States as to the economic, cultural, land tenure, health, safety and social needs of American Samoa and the need for a comprehensive study to include Swains Island.

(e) The commission shall present its final complete report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Legislature, the Judiciary and the people of American Samoa as soon as possible but no later than December 31, 2006.

History: 1969, PL 11-39; 1970, PL 11-102; 1972, PL 12-47; 2005, PL 29-6; 2006, PL 29-24, 2006, PL 29-25.

Reviser’s comments: PL 11-39, PL 11-102, PL 12-47 were not codified.