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Calendar No. 567
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 1664
A BILL
To establish a congressional commemorative medal for members of the Armed
Forces who were present during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
June 5 (legislative day, APRIL 18), 1990
Reported with an amendment
S 1664 RS
Calendar No. 567
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 1664
To establish a congressional commemorative medal for members of the Armed
Forces who were present during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 25 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 18), 1989
Mr. HEINZ (for himself, Mr. EXON, Mr. THURMOND, Mr. MATSUNAGA, Mr. WIRTH,
Mr. BURNS, Mr. SASSER, Mr. FOWLER, Mr. STEVENS, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. BRADLEY,
Mr. INOUYE, Mr. GARN, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. JOHNSTON, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. LEVIN,
Mr. HATCH, Mr. DOLE, Mr. GRAMM, Mr. MURKOWSKI, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. LAUTENBERG,
Mr. COATS, Mr. DANFORTH, Mr. HELMS, Mr. HATFIELD, Mr. CRANSTON, Mr. BYRD,
Mr. LOTT, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mr. D'AMATO,
Mr. SIMON, Mr. GORE, Mr. SARBANES, Mr. MCCLURE, Mr. BOSCHWITZ, Mr. DIXON,
Mr. PELL, Mr. RIEGLE, Mr. COHEN, Mr. REID, and Mr. WILSON) introduced the
following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking,
Housing, and Urban Affairs
June 5 (legislative day, APRIL 18), 1990
Reported by Mr. RIEGLE, with an amendment
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A BILL
To establish a congressional commemorative medal for members of the Armed
Forces who were present during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
 [Struck out->] SECTION 1. PURPOSE. []   It is the purpose of this Act to-- []   (1) commemorate the sacrifices made and service rendered
 to the United States by those veterans of the Armed Forces who defended
 Pearl Harbor and other military installations in Hawaii against attack by
 the Japanese on December 7, 1941; and []   (2) honor those veterans on the fiftieth anniversary of
 that attack. [] SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL. []   (a) PRESENTATION AUTHORIZED- The Speaker of the House of
 Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate are authorized
 jointly to present, on behalf of Congress, to the individuals certified by
 the Secretary of Defense pursuant to section 3 a bronze medal commemorating
 their service to the United States. The presentation shall be made as close
 as feasible to the fiftieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The
 medal may be accepted by the next of kin of any such individual who was
 killed in action during that attack or who died thereafter. []   (b) DESIGN AND STRIKING- The Secretary of the Treasury
 shall strike the medal established by subsection (a) in bronze with
 suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the
 Secretary. []   (c) SALE- The Secretary of the Treasury may cause miniature
 duplicates of the medal established in subsection (a) to be coined in
 bronze and sold under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe,
 at a price sufficient to cover the cost of such medal (including labor,
 materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses). [] SEC. 3. ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE MEDAL. []   (a) IN GENERAL- To be eligible to be presented the medal
 referred to in section 2(a), an individual must have been a member of
 the Armed Forces who was present in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and who
 participated in combat operations that day against Japanese military forces
 attacking Hawaii. An individual who was killed or wounded in that attack
 shall be deemed to have participated in the combat operations. []   (b) DOCUMENTATION- To establish the eligibility required
 by subsection (a), an individual must present to the Secretary of Defense
 an application with such supporting documentation as the individual may
 have to support his or her eligibility or the eligibility of a next of
 kin. The Secretary shall determine, through the documentation provided and,
 if necessary, independent investigation whether an individual meets the
 criteria established in subsection (a). []   (c) CERTIFICATION- The Secretary shall, within six months
 after the date of enactment of this Act, certify to the Speaker of the
 House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate the
 names of the individuals eligible to receive the medal. []   (d) NEXT OF KIN- If applications for a medal are filed
 by more than one next of kin of an individual who is eligible to receive
 a medal, the Secretary of Defense shall determine which next of kin will
 receive the medal. [] SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. []   (a) AUTHORIZATION- Effective October 1, 1989, there are
 authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out the
 provisions of this Act. []   (b) REIMBURSEMENT OF APPROPRIATION- The appropriation
 used to implement this Act shall be reimbursed out of the proceeds of sales
 under subsection 2(c). [] SEC. 5. NATIONAL MEDALS. []   The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals
 for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code. [