S.3238 - NASA and JPL 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 05/25/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/25/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.|
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Summary: S.3238 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/25/2006)
NASA and JPL 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to mint and issue: (1) 50 dollar gold coins; and (2) one dollar silver coins emblematic of the 50 years of exemplary and unparalleled achievements of NASA and JPL.
Directs each Federal agency and U.S. instrumentality that has in its possession any craft or any part of a craft that flew in space to: (1) retrieve any gold, silver, copper, and other metals that are appropriate for use in the production of any coins under this Act from such craft or part; and (2) deposit such metals with the Director of the United States Mint.
Directs each federal agency and U.S. instrumentality that has or continues to conduct space-related missions to make efforts to secure and retrieve from privately-held craft flown in space such gold, silver, copper, and other metals that the Director determines are appropriate for use in the production of any coins under this Act.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell bonze duplicates of the $50 gold coins authorized under this Act.