Text: S.709 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 108-60 (07/17/2003)
[108th Congress Public Law 60]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 108-60
To award a congressional gold medal to Prime Minister Tony
Blair. <<NOTE: July 17, 2003 - [S. 709]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: 31 USC 5111
SECTION 1. FINDING.
Congress finds that Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom
has clearly demonstrated, during a very trying and historic time for our
2 countries, that he is a staunch and steadfast ally of the United
States of America.
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 Congress, of
a gold medal of appropriate design, to Prime Minister Tony Blair, in
recognition of his outstanding and enduring contributions to maintaining
the security of all freedom-loving nations.
(b) Design and Striking.--For purposes of the presentation referred
to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (referred to in this
Act as the ``Secretary'') shall strike a gold medal with suitable
emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary.
SEC. 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, at a price sufficient to cover the cost
thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and
overhead expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.
SEC. 4. STATUS OF MEDALS.
(a) National Medals.--The medals struck pursuant to this Act are
national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States
(b) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of section 5134 of title 31,
United States Code, all medals struck under this Act shall be considered
to be numismatic items.
SEC. 5. AUTHORITY TO USE FUND AMOUNTS; PROCEEDS OF SALE.
(a) Authority To Use Fund Amounts.--There is authorized to be
charged against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund such
amounts as may be necessary to pay for the costs of the medals struck
pursuant to this Act.
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(b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate
bronze medals authorized under section 3 shall be deposited into the
United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
Approved July 17, 2003.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 709 (H.R. 1511):
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 149 (2003):
May 14, considered and passed Senate.
July 14, considered and passed House.