Text: H.R.1650 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 105-16 (06/02/1997)
[105th Congress Public Law 16]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 105-16
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. <<NOTE: June 2, 1997 - [H.R.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 31 USC 5111 note.>> FINDINGS.
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
(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
(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.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 31 USC 5111 note.>> CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
(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
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SEC. <<NOTE: 31 USC 5111 note.>> 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.
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.
SEC. <<NOTE: 31 USC 5111 note.>> 4. NATIONAL MEDALS.
The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for
purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.
SEC. <<NOTE: 31 USC 5111 note.>> 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS;
PROCEEDS OF SALE.
(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.
Approved June 2, 1997.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1650:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997):
May 20, considered and passed House.
May 21, considered and passed Senate.