Text: H.R.3591 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 106-251 (07/27/2000)
[106th Congress Public Law 251]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 106-251
To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to
former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan in recognition
of their service to the Nation. <<NOTE: July 27, 2000 - [H.R. 3591]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: 31 USC 5111
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds the following:
(1) Both former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy
Reagan have distinguished records of public service to the
United States, the American people, and the international
(2) As President, Ronald Reagan restored ``the great,
confident roar of American progress, growth, and optimism'', a
pledge which he made before elected to office.
(3) President Ronald Reagan's leadership was instrumental in
uniting a divided world by bringing about an end to the cold
(4) The United States enjoyed sustained economic prosperity
and employment growth during Ronald Reagan's presidency.
(5) President Ronald Reagan's wife Nancy not only served as
a gracious First Lady but also as a proponent for preventing
alcohol and drug use among the Nation's youth by championing the
``Just Say No'' campaign.
(6) Together, Ronald and Nancy Reagan dedicated their lives
to promoting national pride and to bettering the quality of life
in the United States and throughout the world.
SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
(a) Presentation Authorized.--The Speaker of the House of
Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall make
appropriate arrangements for the presentation, on behalf of the
Congress, of a gold medal of appropriate design to former President
Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan in recognition of their service
to the Nation.
(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. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.
Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the Secretary
may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck
pursuant to section 2 at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the
medals (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead
expenses) and the cost of the gold medal.
SEC. 4. NATIONAL MEDALS.
The medals struck under this Act are national medals for purposes of
chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.
SEC. 5. FUNDING AND PROCEEDS OF SALE.
(a) Authorization.--There is hereby authorized to be charged against
the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund an amount not to exceed
$30,000 to pay for the cost of the medals authorized by this Act.
(b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate
bronze medals under section 3 shall be deposited in the United States
Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
Approved July 27, 2000.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3591:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
Apr. 3, considered and passed House.
July 13, considered and passed Senate.