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Passed Senate amended (10/03/1996)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Commemorative Coin Programs

Title II: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Maintenance Fund

Title III: Study of Fifty States Commemorative Coin Program

United States Commemorative Coin Act of 1996 - Title I: Commemorative Coin Programs - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury (the Secretary) to mint and issue, according to specified guidelines, the following commemorative coins: (1) one-dollar silver coins emblematic of the 150th anniversary of the death of Dolley Madison (with surcharge proceeds going to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States to establish an endowment for Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison); (2) five-dollar gold coins emblematic of George Washington (with surcharge proceeds going to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association to supplement the endowment for Mount Vernon); (3) one-dollar silver coins emblematic on the obverse side of the first Black Revolutionary War patriot, Crispus Attucks, and on the reverse side of the Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial in Washington, D.C. (with surcharge proceeds going to the Black Revolutionary War Patriots Foundation to establish an endowment for the construction of such Memorial); (4) five-dollar gold coins to commemorate the public opening of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. (with surcharge proceeds going to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission); (5) one-dollar silver coins to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the establishment Yellowstone National Park as the first National Park in the U.S. (with surcharge proceeds going to the National Park Foundation and to Yellowstone National Park); (6) one-dollar silver coins to recognize the sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families in preserving public safety (with surcharge proceeds going to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Maintenance Fund); and (7) five-dollar silver coins emblematic of Jackie Robinson in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the breaking of the color barrier in major league baseball (with surcharge proceeds going to the National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden and to the Jackie Robinson Foundation).

Title II: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Maintenance Fund - Establishes the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Maintenance Fund as a revolving fund administered by the Secretary of the Interior to be used for specified purposes, including: (1) maintenance, security, and repair of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.; (2) periodic addition to the Memorial of the names of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty; and (3) educational scholarships to the immediate family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty whose names appear on the Memorial.

Title III: Study of Fifty States Commemorative Coin Program - 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to study and report to certain congressional committees on the feasibility of a circulating commemorative coin program to commemorate each of the 50 States. Sets a deadline by which the Secretary must determine, based upon study results, whether to commence such program.

(Sec. 303) Sets fixed, four-year terms for members of the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee.

(Sec. 304) Amends Federal law regarding the organization of the U.S. Mint to repeal the mandate for a presidentially appointed: (1) superintendent and an assayer at each mint; and (2) engraver at the Philadelphia mint.