The procedures for decision-making within the framework of a pact are defined in the pact itself. In the case of covenants providing for future decisions, decision-making may be delegated to the intergovernmental authority constituted by the Covenant in which representatives of states parties to the Covenant operate, or to another governing body with representatives of the parties, for example. B an office. However, due to the increase in administrative functions at the State level, intergovernmental covenants have developed and contain rules and procedures for the management of activities under this legislation.  The Council of Governments of the Länder recommends the establishment of an intergovernmental authority to “ensure accountability, training, compliance, enforcement, regulation, collection and exchange of information, as well as the general staff to make the [pact] a success”.  Since pacts are drafted in the form of contracts, states negotiating contracts involving the establishment of an intergovernmental agency are free to determine what rules should be established with respect to the management of that agency. Treaties between states that were ratified under the Articles of Confederation after American independence from 1776 until the ratification of the current U.S. Constitution in 1789 are treated as intergovernmental treaties. These include agreements such as the Treaty of Beaufort, which established the border between Georgia and South Carolina in 1787 and is still in force. The database allows you to search for the name of the compact, the Land, the thematic category, the year of introduction and the keyword. The information provided on each covenant includes the parties, quotations on where the covenant appears in the respective statutes of those States and, in many cases, a PDF version of the covenant and/or a link to the website of the Commission or another intergovernmental authority established by the Covenant. The Interstate Compacts, which are in the database, involve different states and cover a large number of topics such as nature protection and the environment, education, insurance, taxation, and other issues.
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