H.R.1560 - Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] (Introduced 05/08/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Banking and Financial Services | Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/21/1998 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate amendment. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Resolving Differences
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Text: H.R.1560 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1560 Engrossed Amendment House (EAH)] 2d Session H.R. 1560 _______________________________________________________________________ AMENDMENTS TO SENATE AMENDMENT In the House of Representatives, U. S., October 20, 1998. Resolved, That the House agree to the amendment of the Senate to the amendment of the House to the bill (H.R. 1560) entitled ``An Act to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and for other purposes'', with the following AMENDMENTS: In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate-- (1) insert after the enacting clause, the following new heading (and redesignate sections 1 through 10 as sections 101 through 110, respectively): ``TITLE I--LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION BICENTENNIAL COIN''; and (2) add at the end the following new title: TITLE II--LEIF ERICSSON MILLENNIUM COMMEMORATIVE COIN SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the ``Leif Ericsson Millennium Commemorative Coin Act''. SEC. 202. COIN SPECIFICATIONS. (a) $1 Silver Coins.--In conjunction with the simultaneous mining and issuance of commemorative coins by the Republic of Iceland in commemoration of the millennium of the discovery of the New World by Leif Ericsson, the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this title referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and issue not more than 500,000 1 dollar coins, which shall-- (1) weigh 26.73 grams; (2) have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and (3) contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. (b) Legal Tender.--The coins minted under this title shall be legal tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code. (c) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of section 5136 of title 31, United States Code, all coins minted under this title shall be considered to be numismatic items. SEC. 203. SOURCES OF BULLION. The Secretary may obtain silver for minting coins under this title from any available source, including stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act. SEC. 204. DESIGN OF COINS. (a) Design Requirements.-- (1) In general.--The design of the coins minted under this title shall be emblematic of the millennium of the discovery of the New World by Leif Ericsson. (2) Designation and inscriptions.--On each coin minted under this title there shall be-- (A) a designation of the value of the coin; (B) an inscription of the year ``2000''; and (C) inscriptions of the words ``Liberty'', ``In God We Trust'', ``United States of America'', and ``E Pluribus Unum''. (b) Selection.--The design for the coins minted under this title shall be-- (1) selected by the Secretary after consultation with the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation and the Commission of Fine Arts; and (2) reviewed by the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee. SEC. 205. ISSUANCE OF COINS. (a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this title shall be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities. (b) Mint Facility.--Only 1 facility of the United States Mint may be used to strike any particular quality of the coins minted under this title. (c) Commencement of Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins minted under this title beginning January 1, 2000. (d) Termination of Minting Authority.--No coins may be minted under this title after December 31, 2000. SEC. 206. SURCHARGES. (a) In General.--All sales of coins minted under this title shall include a surcharge of $10 per coin. (b) Distribution.--All surcharges received by the Secretary from the sale of coins issued under this title shall be promptly paid by the Secretary to the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation for the purpose of funding student exchanges between students of the United States and students of Iceland. (c) Audits.--The Leifur Eiriksson Foundation shall be subject to the audit requirements of section 5134(f)(2) of title 31, United States Code, with regard to the amounts received by the Foundation under subsection (b). SEC. 207. 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 title. (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. Attest: Clerk.