Text: H.R.1650 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

06/02/1997 Became Public Law No: 105-16

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                       One Hundred Fifth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
 the seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven

                                 An Act

   To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the 
Congress to Mother Teresa of Calcutta in recognition of her outstanding 
     and enduring contributions through humanitarian and charitable 
                   activities, and for other purposes.

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


    The Congress finds that--
        (1) Mother Teresa of Calcutta has greatly impacted the lives of 
    people in all walks of life in every corner of the world through 
    love and her selfless dedication to humanity and charitable works 
    for nearly 70 years;
        (2) Mother Teresa has expanded her personal dedication by 
    founding the Missionaries of Charity, which include well over 3,000 
    members in 25 countries, who devote their entire lives to serving 
    the poor without accepting any material reward in return;
        (3) Mother Teresa has been recognized as a humanitarian around 
    the world and has been recognized in the form of--
            (A) the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971);
            (B) the Jawaharal Nehru Award for International 
        Understanding (1972);
            (C) the Nobel Peace Prize (1979); and
            (D) the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1985);
        (4) Mother Teresa is a tool of God;
        (5) God's love flowing through Mother Teresa has forever 
    impacted the culture and history of the world; and
        (6) Mother Teresa truly leads by example and shows the people 
    of the world the way to live by love for mankind.


    (a) Presentation Authorized.--The President is authorized to 
present, on behalf of the Congress, a gold medal of appropriate design 
to Mother Teresa of Calcutta in recognition of her outstanding and 
enduring contributions to humanitarian and charitable activities.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For the purpose of the presentation 
referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter 
in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall strike a gold medal 
with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by 
the Secretary.


    The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold 
medal struck pursuant to section 2 under such regulations as the 
Secretary may prescribe, and at a price sufficient to cover the costs 
thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead 
expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.


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


    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is hereby authorized to 
be charged against the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund an amount not 
to exceed $30,000 to pay for the cost of the medal authorized by this 
    (b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sales of duplicate 
bronze medals under section 3 shall be deposited in the Numismatic 
Public Enterprise Fund.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.