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                                                       Calendar No. 437
103d CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1952

To authorize the minting of coins to commemorate the 175th anniversary 
          of the founding of the United States Botanic Garden.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

             March 17 (legislative day, February 22), 1994

  Mr. Johnston (for himself, Mr. Moynihan, Mr. Breaux, Mr. Pell, Mr. 
    Stevens, Mr. Thurmond, Mr. Warner, Mr. Gorton, Mr. Shelby, Mr. 
Hollings, Mr. DeConcini, Mr. Bond, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Reid, Mr. Akaka, Mr. 
 Bennett, Mr. Biden, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Boren, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Bradley, 
Mr. Bryan, Mr. Bumpers, Mr. Byrd, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Craig, 
    Mr. Daschle, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Domenici, Mr. D'Amato, Mr. Exon, Mr. 
 Faircloth, Mr. Feingold, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Ford, Mr. Grassley, Mr. 
     Harkin, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Heflin, Mr. Helms, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. 
   Kempthorne, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Mathews, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Metzenbaum, Ms. Mikulski, Ms. Moseley-Braun, Mr. Pryor, 
 Mr. Riegle, Mr. Robb, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Sasser, Mr. 
Simon, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Graham, Mr. Hatfield, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Jeffords, 
 Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Wofford, and Mr. Glenn) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                  Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

                 May 24 (legislative day, May 16), 1994

               Reported by Mr. Riegle, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

                                 A BILL


 
To authorize the minting of coins to commemorate the 175th anniversary 
          of the founding of the United States Botanic Garden.

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

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-o-p-p-o-r-t-u-n-i-t-y-.

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-S-E-C-. -9-. -A-U-D-I-T-S-.

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-p-a-i-d -u-n-d-e-r -s-e-c-t-i-o-n -8-.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``United States Botanic Garden 
Commemorative Coin Act of 1995''.

SEC. 2. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.

    (a) One-Dollar Silver Coins.--
            (1) Issuance.--The Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in 
        this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and issue 
        not more than 500,000 $1 coins, which shall weigh 26.73 grams, 
        have a diameter of 1.500 inches, and contain 90 percent silver 
        and 10 percent copper.
            (2) Design.--The design of the coins issued under this Act 
        shall be a rose, the national floral emblem, and a frontal view 
        of the French facade of the United States Botanic Garden. On 
        each coin there shall be a designation of the value of the 
        coin, an inscription of the year ``1995'', and inscriptions of 
        the words ``Liberty'', ``In God We Trust'', ``United States of 
        America'', and ``E Pluribus Unum''.
    (b) Legal Tender.--The coins issued under this Act shall be legal 
tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code.
    (c) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of section 5134 of title 31, 
United States Code, all coins minted under this Act shall be considered 
to be numismatic items.

SEC. 3. SOURCE OF BULLION.

    The Secretary shall obtain silver for the coins minted under this 
Act only from stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical 
Materials Stock Piling Act.

SEC. 4. SELECTION OF DESIGN.

    The design for the coins minted under this Act shall be--
            (1) selected by the Secretary after consultation with the 
        National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden and the 
        Commission of Fine Arts; and
            (2) reviewed by the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory 
        Committee.

SEC. 5. ISSUANCE OF COINS.

    (a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this Act may be issued in 
uncirculated and proof qualities.
    (b) Mint Facility.--Not more than 1 facility of the United States 
Mint may be used to strike any particular quality of the coins minted 
under this Act.
    (c) Period of Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins minted under 
this Act during the period beginning on January 1, 1995, and ending on 
December 31, 1995.

SEC. 6. SALE OF COINS.

    (a) Sale Price.--The coins authorized under this Act shall be sold 
by the Secretary at a price equal to the sum of the face value of the 
coins, the surcharge provided in subsection (d) with respect to such 
coins, and the cost of designing and issuing the coins (including 
labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead expenses, marketing, 
and shipping).
    (b) Bulk Sales.--The Secretary shall make bulk sales available at a 
reasonable discount.
    (c) Prepaid Orders.--The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders for 
the coins authorized under this Act prior to the issuance of such 
coins. Sales under this subsection shall be at a reasonable discount.
    (d) Surcharge Required.--All sales shall include a surcharge of $10 
per coin.

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 and services necessary for carrying out the 
provisions of 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. DISTRIBUTION OF SURCHARGES.

    All surcharges received by the Secretary from the sale of coins 
issued under this Act shall be promptly paid by the Secretary to the 
National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden.

SEC. 9. AUDITS.

    The Comptroller General of the United States shall have the right 
to examine such books, records, documents, and other data of the 
National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden as may be related to 
the expenditures of amounts paid under section 8.
  




                                                       Calendar No. 437

103d CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 1952

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To authorize the minting of coins to commemorate the 175th anniversary 
          of the founding of the United States Botanic Garden.

_______________________________________________________________________

                 May 24 (legislative day, May 16), 1994

                       Reported with an amendment