| FSMC, TITLE 3. LEGISLATIVE
Chapter 1: Congressional
§ 105. Duties, responsibilities, and functions of offices.
(1) The Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia shall be a unicameral National legislature. Unless the Congress is reapportioned, it shall consist of 14 Members to be known as Senators as follows:
(a) four at-large Members, one from each of the States of Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap, who are elected on the basis of State equality to serve for a four-year term.
(b) ten Members serving for a term of two years and elected on the basis of population as follows:
(i) one Member
elected from Kosrae as a single-member congressional district;
(ii) one Member
elected from Yap as a single-member congressional district;
Members elected from Pohnpei, one of whom representing each single-member
congressional district; and
(iv) five Members
elected from Chuuk, one of whom representing each single-member congressional
(2) Single-member congressional districts shall be reapportioned at least every ten years. The first such reapportionment shall be made in 1988.
Source: PL IC-1 § 7; PL IC-24 § 1; PL 5-53 § 1; PL 5-98 § 1; PL 7-89 § 1.
§ 102. Presiding Officer.
The Presiding Officer of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia is responsible for the operation of the Congress.
Source: PL 1-14 § 1.
§ 103. Immediate offices.
There shall be the
following offices which shall be under the direct supervision of the Presiding
(1) Office of the Clerk; and
Public Information Office.
Source: PL 1-14 § 2.
There shall be the
following offices which shall be responsible to the Presiding
Administrative Office; and within that the following
administration and personnel,
State delegation administrative support,
(d) secretaries, and
sergeant at Arms;
Office of the Legislative Counsel, and within that the
Library and research; and
Source: PL 1-14 § 3.
§ 105. Duties, responsibilities, and functions
duties, responsibilities, and functions of each office within the organization
of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia shall be established by
and in accordance with administrative directives of the Presiding Officer until
amended or superseded by law.
Source: PL 1-14 § 4.
§ 106. Holding other
A Member of the
Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia may not hold another public
office or employment. During the term for which he is elected and three
years thereafter, a Member may not be elected or appointed to public office or
employment created by a National statute enacted during his term. A Member
may not engage in any activity which conflicts with the proper discharge of his
Source: PL IC-1 § 14; PL IC-24 § 3.
Cross-reference : FSM Const., art. IX, § 13.
elected at large shall hold office for a term of four years. Senators
elected on the basis of population shall each hold office for a term of two
years. The terms of office of all Members of the Congress of the Federated
States of Micronesia shall commence at noon of the eleventh day of May following
their election and upon taking the oath of office, except as otherwise provided
by law. Any Member elected or appointed to fill a vacancy may assume
office upon acceptance of his credentials by the Congress and taking of the oath
of office, and shall serve only for the unexpired term of the person he
Source: PL 5-98 § 2.