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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.R. 1012 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1012

 To establish a congressional commemorative medal for organ donors and 
                            their families.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 18, 1993

  Mr. Stark (for himself, Mr. Applegate, Mr. Barcia, Mr. Bartlett of 
   Maryland, Mr. Blackwell, Mr. Bliley, Mr. Blute, Mr. Brewster, Mr. 
Byrne, Mr. Coble, Mrs. Collins of Illinois, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Fazio, Mr. 
Filner, Mr. Fingerhut, Mr. Frost, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Hefner, 
Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Klink, Mr. Kreidler, Mr. Lewis of Florida, 
 Ms. Norton, Mr. Payne of New Jersey, Mr. Poshard, Mr. Price of North 
Carolina, Mr. Walsh, and Mr. Wynn) introduced the following bill; which 
   was referred jointly to the Committees on Banking and Finance and 
                          Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To establish a congressional commemorative medal for organ donors and 
                            their families.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Gift of Life Congressional Medal Act 
of 1993''.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL.

    The Secretary of the Treasury shall design and strike a bronze 
medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be 
determined by the Secretary, in commemoration of organ donors and their 
families.

SEC. 3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) In General.--Any organ donor, or the family of any organ donor, 
shall be eligible for a bronze medal referred to in section 2.
    (b) Documentation.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
shall establish an application procedure requiring an individual or 
family to submit to the Secretary documentation to support the 
eligibility of the individual or family under subsection (a). The 
Secretary shall determine, through the documentation provided by the 
individual or family, and, if necessary, independent investigation, 
whether the individual or family meets the eligibility requirements 
under such subsection.

SEC. 4. PRESENTATION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall deliver to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services the medals struck pursuant to 
section 2 and such Secretary shall arrange for the presentation of the 
medals to eligible individuals through a qualified organ procurement 
organization described in section 371(b)(1) of the Public Health 
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 273(b)(1)).
    (b) Limitation.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), only 
        1 medal may be awarded per family under subsection (a).
            (2) Exception.--In the case of a family in which more than 
        1 member is an organ donor, the Secretary of Health and Human 
        Services may award 1 medal to each such organ donor.

SEC. 5. DUPLICATE MEDALS.

    The Secretary of the Treasury may strike and sell duplicates of the 
bronze medal described in section 2 to any eligible individual (as 
determined under section 3) under such regulations as the Secretary may 
prescribe at a price sufficient to cover the cost of duplicates.

SEC. 6. NATIONAL MEDALS.

    The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for 
purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.

SEC. 7. GENERAL WAIVER OF PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), no provision 
of law governing procurement or public contracts shall be applicable to 
the procurement of goods or services necessary for carrying out this 
Act.
    (b) Equal Employment Opportunity.--Subsection (a) shall not relieve 
any person entering into a contract under the authority of this Act 
from complying with any law relating to equal employment opportunity.

SEC. 8. SOLICITATION OF DONATIONS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to 
enter into an agreement with the entity which operates the Organ 
Procurement and Transplantation Network established under section 372 
of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 274). The agreement shall 
meet the following requirements:
            (1) The agreement shall provide for the solicitation of 
        donation of funds by the entity to offset the expenditures 
        relating to the issuance of the medals authorized under section 
        2.
            (2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), all funds 
        received by the entity under paragraph (1) shall be promptly 
        paid by the entity to the Secretary.
            (B) The entity may use not more than 5 percent of funds 
        received under paragraph (1) for administrative costs.
    (b) Deposit in Coinage Profit Fund.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law--
            (1) all amounts received by the Secretary under subsection 
        (a)(2)(A) shall be deposited in the coinage profit fund;
            (2) the Secretary shall charge such fund with all 
        expenditures relating to the issuance of the medals authorized 
        under section 2; and
            (3) not more than 5 percent of the amounts received under 
        subsection (a)(2)(A) may be used for administrative costs.
    (c) No Net Cost to the Federal Government.--The Secretary of the 
Treasury shall take all actions necessary to ensure that the issuance 
of the medals authorized under section 2 shall result in no net cost to 
the Federal Government.

SEC. 9. ORGAN DEFINED.

    For purposes of this Act, the term ``organ'' means the human 
kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, and any other human organ (other 
than corneas and eyes) specified by the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services by regulation.

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