H.R.1012 - Gift of Life Congressional Medal Act of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] (Introduced 02/18/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 103-276 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/06/1993 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 103-276, Part I. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (02/18/1993)
[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>