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Public Law 110-82
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in 
 commemoration of Native Americans and the important contributions made 
 by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development of 
 the United States and the history of the United States, and for other 
           purposes. <<NOTE: Sept. 20, 2007 -  [H.R. 2358]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Native American $1 Coin 
Act. 31 USC 5101 note.>> assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Native American $1 Coin Act''.

SEC. 2. NATIVE AMERICAN $1 COIN PROGRAM.

    Section 5112 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
    ``(r) Redesign and Issuance of Circulating $1 Coins Honoring Native 
Americans and the Important Contributions Made by Indian Tribes and 
Individual Native Americans in United States History.--
            ``(1) Redesign beginning in 2008.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Effective beginning January 1, 
                2008, notwithstanding subsection (d), in addition to the 
                coins to be issued pursuant to subsection (n), and in 
                accordance with this subsection, the Secretary shall 
                mint and issue $1 coins that--
                          ``(i) have as the designs on the obverse the 
                      so-called `Sacagawea design'; and
                          ``(ii) have a design on the reverse selected 
                      in accordance with paragraph (2)(A), subject to 
                      paragraph (3)(A).
                    ``(B) <<NOTE: Applicability.>> Delayed date.--If the 
                date of the enactment of the Native American $1 Coin Act 
                is after August 25, 2007, subparagraph (A) shall be 
                applied by substituting `2009' for `2008'.
            ``(2) Design requirements.--The $1 coins issued in 
        accordance with paragraph (1) shall meet the following design 
        requirements:
                    ``(A) Coin reverse.--The design on the reverse shall 
                bear--
                          ``(i) images celebrating the important 
                      contributions made by Indian tribes and individual 
                      Native Americans to the development of the United 
                      States and the history of the United States;
                          ``(ii) the inscription `$1'; and
                          ``(iii) the inscription `United States of 
                      America'.
                    ``(B) Coin obverse.--The design on the obverse 
                shall--

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                          ``(i) be chosen by the Secretary, after 
                      consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts and 
                      review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; 
                      and
                          ``(ii) contain the so-called `Sacagawea 
                      design' and the inscription `Liberty'.
                    ``(C) Edge-incused inscriptions.--
                          ``(i) In general.--The inscription of the year 
                      of minting and issuance of the coin and the 
                      inscriptions `E Pluribus Unum' and `In God We 
                      Trust' shall be edge-incused into the coin.
                          ``(ii) Preservation of distinctive edge.--The 
                      edge-incusing of the inscriptions under clause (i) 
                      on coins issued under this subsection shall be 
                      done in a manner that preserves the distinctive 
                      edge of the coin so that the denomination of the 
                      coin is readily discernible, including by 
                      individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
                    ``(D) Reverse design selection.--The designs 
                selected for the reverse of the coins described under 
                this subsection--
                          ``(i) shall be chosen by the Secretary after 
                      consultation with the Committee on Indian Affairs 
                      of the Senate, the Congressional Native American 
                      Caucus of the House of Representatives, the 
                      Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Congress 
                      of American Indians;
                          ``(ii) shall be reviewed by the Citizens 
                      Coinage Advisory Committee;
                          ``(iii) may depict individuals and events such 
                      as--
                                    ``(I) the creation of Cherokee 
                                written language;
                                    ``(II) the Iroquois Confederacy;
                                    ``(III) Wampanoag Chief Massasoit;
                                    ``(IV) the `Pueblo Revolt';
                                    ``(V) Olympian Jim Thorpe;
                                    ``(VI) Ely S. Parker, a general on 
                                the staff of General Ulysses S. Grant 
                                and later head of the Bureau of Indian 
                                Affairs; and
                                    ``(VII) code talkers who served the 
                                United States Armed Forces during World 
                                War I and World War II; and
                          ``(iv) in the case of a design depicting the 
                      contribution of an individual Native American to 
                      the development of the United States and the 
                      history of the United States, shall not depict the 
                      individual in a size such that the coin could be 
                      considered to be a `2-headed' coin.
            ``(3) Issuance of coins commemorating 1 native american 
        event during each year.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Each design for the reverse of 
                the $1 coins issued during each year shall be emblematic 
                of 1 important Native American or Native American 
                contribution each year.
                    ``(B) Issuance period.--Each $1 coin minted with a 
                design on the reverse in accordance with this subsection 
                for any year shall be issued during the 1-year period 
                beginning on January 1 of that year and shall be 
                available throughout the entire 1-year period.

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                    ``(C) Order of issuance of designs.--Each coin 
                issued under this subsection commemorating Native 
                Americans and their contributions--
                          ``(i) shall be issued, to the maximum extent 
                      practicable, in the chronological order in which 
                      the Native Americans lived or the events occurred, 
                      until the termination of the coin program 
                      described in subsection (n); and
                          ``(ii) thereafter shall be issued in any order 
                      determined to be appropriate by the Secretary, 
                      after consultation with the Committee on Indian 
                      Affairs of the Senate, the Congressional Native 
                      American Caucus of the House of Representatives, 
                      and the National Congress of American Indians.
            ``(4) Issuance of numismatic coins.--The Secretary may mint 
        and issue such number of $1 coins of each design selected under 
        this subsection in uncirculated and proof qualities as the 
        Secretary determines to be appropriate.
            ``(5) Quantity.--The number of $1 coins minted and issued in 
        a year with the Sacagawea-design on the obverse shall be not 
        less than 20 percent of the total number of $1 coins minted and 
        issued in such year.''.

SEC. 3. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    Section 5112(n)(1) of title 31, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking the paragraph designation and heading and 
        all that follows through ``Notwithstanding subsection (d)'' and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(1) Redesign beginning in 2007.--Notwithstanding 
        subsection (d)'';
            (2) by striking subparagraph (B); and
            (3) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subparagraphs 
        (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting the subparagraphs 
        appropriately.

SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 31 USC 5112 note.>> REMOVAL OF BARRIERS TO CIRCULATION 
            OF $1 COIN.

    (a) In General.--In order to remove barriers to circulation, the 
Secretary of the Treasury shall carry out an aggressive, cost-effective, 
continuing campaign to encourage commercial enterprises to accept and 
dispense $1 coins that have as designs on the obverse the so-called 
``Sacagawea design''.

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    (b) Report.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall submit to Congress 
an annual report on the success of the efforts described in subsection 
(a).

    Approved September 20, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2358:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
            June 12, considered and passed House.
            Aug. 3, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Sept. 4, House concurred in Senate amendment.

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