Text: H.R.399 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[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.


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                    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

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                                 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.
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