H.R.399 - To authorize the President to present gold medals on behalf of the Congress to former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter in recognition of their service to the Nation.107th Congress (2001-2002)
Text: H.R.399 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Introduced in House (02/06/2001)
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 399 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 399 To authorize the President to present gold medals on behalf of the Congress to former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter in recognition of their service to the Nation. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 6, 2001 Mr. Bishop (for himself Mr. Sherman, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Condit, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Chambliss, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Frost, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Hall of Ohio, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Jefferson, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Meehan, Ms. Norton, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. McGovern, Mr. McDermott, Ms. McKinney, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Payne, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Ney, Mrs. Meek of Florida, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Sisisky, Mr. Lantos, Mr. Filner, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Sabo, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Phelps, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Rush, Mr. Owens, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Deal of Georgia, and Mr. Lewis of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To authorize the President to present gold medals on behalf of the Congress to former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter in recognition of their service to the Nation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) Both former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter have distinguished records of public service to the American people and the international community. (2) President Jimmy Carter's peacemaking efforts as a mediator in the Arab-Israeli dispute culminated in the Camp David Accords signed by Egypt and Israel, which provided the foundation for a settlement of the Middle East dispute that had eluded peacemakers for more than three decades. (3) President Jimmy Carter was instrumental in the passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), one of the most significant pieces of environmental legislation ever approved by Congress. (4) In establishing his presidential library, President Jimmy Carter sought to create a center for the service of humanity in areas as diverse as politics, health care, human rights, and democracy. (5) Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter epitomize the American quality of voluntarism in action through their countless public service activities in their home State of Georgia, the rest of the United States, and throughout the world, including their work for Habitat for Humanity, which helps needy people in the United States and other countries renovate and build homes for themselves. (6) Together, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have dedicated their lives to promoting national pride and to bettering the quality of life in the United States and throughout the world. SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDALS. (a) Presentation Authorized.--The President is authorized to present at the Capitol, on behalf of the Congress, gold medals of appropriate design to former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter in recognition of their service to the Nation. (b) Design and Striking.--For the purpose of the presentation referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall strike gold medals with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by the Secretary. (c) Subsequent Arrangements for Presentation.--Subsection (a) shall not be construed as providing the consent of the Congress, the House of Representatives, or the Senate for the use of any particular part of the Capitol or the grounds of the Capitol for purposes of the presentation referred to in such subsection. SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS. Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medals struck pursuant to section 2 at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the bronze medals (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses) and the cost of the gold medals. SEC. 4. NATIONAL MEDALS. The medals struck under this Act are national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code. SEC. 5. FUNDING AND PROCEEDS OF SALE. (a) Authorization.--There is hereby authorized to be charged against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund an amount not to exceed $60,000 to pay for the cost of the medals authorized by this Act. (b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate bronze medals under section 3 shall be deposited in the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund. <all>