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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3483

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in 
  recognition of the 75th anniversary of the integration of baseball.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 25, 2019

 Mr. Richmond (for himself, Mr. Williams, Mr. Delgado, Mr. Katko, Mr. 
 Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Cooper, 
  Mr. Ryan, Ms. Norton, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Vela, Mr. Engel, Mr. Johnson of 
 Georgia, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Lee of 
 California, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Veasey, 
    Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Serrano, Mr. 
 Stivers, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Rush, Mr. 
   Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Yarmuth, Mrs. 
  Radewagen, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Budd, Mr. Womack, Mr. 
   LaMalfa, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Balderson, Ms. 
    Barragan, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Luria, Ms. Moore, Mr. Brown of 
 Maryland, Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Brindisi, Ms. Pingree, 
   Mr. Crow, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Garcia of 
     Illinois, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Titus, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Meeks, Mr. 
Ruppersberger, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Arrington, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. 
   Heck, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Grijalva, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. 
   Correa, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Ted Lieu of 
      California, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Clark of 
 Massachusetts, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Welch, Mr. 
Kennedy, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Marshall, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Carson 
 of Indiana, Ms. Frankel, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New 
York, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Peters, Mr. Clyburn, 
 Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. 
  Pascrell, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Kendra S. Horn of Oklahoma, Mr. 
    Loebsack, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Scalise, Mrs. 
  Fletcher, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Castor of 
Florida, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Scott of Virginia, and Mr. Lujan) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Financial Services

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                                 A BILL


 
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in 
  recognition of the 75th anniversary of the integration of baseball.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Integration of Baseball 
Commemorative Coin Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) On April 15, 1947, future Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson 
        changed the landscape of the National Pastime and the Nation 
        itself when he stepped onto the grass at Ebbets Field as the 
        starting first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the first 
        African-American to play Major League Baseball in the modern 
        era.
            (2) On July 5, 1947, future Hall of Famer Larry Doby took 
        his first at-bat for the Cleveland Indians, ending the color 
        barrier in the American League forever.
            (3) The integration of Major League Baseball in 1947 is 
        recognized today as a seminal moment in the Civil Rights 
        Movement and American history.
            (4) The integration of Major League Baseball preceded the 
        landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. The Board of 
        Education by seven years and the enactment of the 1964 Civil 
        Rights Act by seventeen years.
            (5) The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the 
        Jackie Robinson Foundation are dedicated to telling the story 
        of baseball's unique role in helping to end racial segregation 
        and advancing civil rights in the United States of America.

SEC. 3. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.

    (a) Shape and Surface Treatment.--All coins issued pursuant to this 
Act shall be square, with the design corner-aligned, shall be finished 
on the reverse with ``enhanced uncirculated'' treatment, and shall be 
of approximately the same size. The Secretary of the Treasury 
(hereafter in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary''), at the 
Secretary's discretion, may also use the ``enhanced uncirculated'' 
treatment on the coin obverse.
    (b) Denominations.--In recognition and celebration of the 75th 
anniversary of the integration of baseball, the Secretary shall mint 
and issue the following coins:
            (1) $5 gold coins.--Not more than 50,000 $5 coins, which 
        shall--
                    (A) weigh 1 ounce;
                    (B) be struck on a planchet of appropriate 
                dimensions; and
                    (C) contain at least 90 percent gold.
            (2) $1 silver coins.--Not more than 500,000 $1 coins, which 
        shall--
                    (A) weigh 26.73 grams;
                    (B) be struck on a planchet of appropriate 
                dimensions; and
                    (C) contain at least 90 percent silver.
            (3) Half-dollar clad coins.--Not more than 750,000 half-
        dollar coins, which shall be of such specifications as the 
        Secretary may choose, except that, to the greatest extent 
        possible, such half-dollar coins shall match in size the other 
        coins described in this subsection.
    (c) Legal Tender.--The coins minted under this Act shall be legal 
tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code.
    (d) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of sections 5134 and 5136 of 
title 31, United States Code, all coins minted under this Act shall be 
considered to be numismatic items.

SEC. 4. DESIGN OF COINS.

    (a) In General.--The design for the coins minted under this Act 
shall be--
            (1) selected by the Secretary after consultation with--
                    (A) the National Baseball Hall of Fame; and
                    (B) the Commission of Fine Arts; and
            (2) reviewed by the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory 
        Committee.
    (b) Designations and Inscriptions.--On each coin minted under this 
Act there shall be--
            (1) a designation of the value of the coin, which, for 
        purposes of the coins described under paragraphs (1) and (2) of 
        section 3(b) shall use a dollar sign and a numeral rather than 
        spelling out the denomination;
            (2) an inscription of the year ``2022''; and
            (3) inscriptions of the words ``Liberty'', ``In God We 
        Trust'', ``United States of America'', and ``E Pluribus Unum''.
    (c) Common Reverse Design.--The design on the common reverse of the 
coins minted under this Act shall depict a baseball diamond similar to 
those used by Major League Baseball.
    (d) Selection and Approval Process for Obverse Design.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall hold a competition to 
        determine the design of the common obverse of the coins minted 
        under this Act, with such design being emblematic of the 
        integration of the game of baseball.
            (2) Selection and approval.--Proposals for the design of 
        coins minted under this Act may be submitted in accordance with 
        the design selection and approval process developed by the 
        Secretary in the sole discretion of the Secretary. The 
        Secretary shall encourage 3-dimensional models to be submitted 
        as part of the design proposals.
            (3) Proposals.--As part of the competition described in 
        this subsection, the Secretary may accept proposals from 
        artists, engravers of the United States Mint, and members of 
        the general public, and shall endeavor to publicize the design 
        contest to participants in youth baseball programs.
            (4) Compensation.--The Secretary shall determine 
        compensation for the winning design under this subsection, 
        which shall be not less than $5,000. The Secretary shall take 
        into account this compensation amount when determining the sale 
        price described in section 6(a).

SEC. 5. ISSUANCE OF COINS.

    (a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this Act shall be issued 
in uncirculated and proof qualities.
    (b) Period for Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins minted 
under this Act only during the 1-year period beginning on January 1, 
2022.

SEC. 6. SALE OF COINS.

    (a) Sale Price.--The coins issued under this Act shall be sold by 
the Secretary at a price equal to the sum of--
            (1) the face value of the coins;
            (2) the surcharge provided in section 7(a) with respect to 
        such coins; and
            (3) the cost of designing and issuing the coins (including 
        labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, winning design 
        compensation, overhead expenses, marketing, and shipping).
    (b) Bulk Sales.--The Secretary shall make bulk sales of the coins 
issued under this Act at a reasonable discount.
    (c) Prepaid Orders.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders 
        for the coins minted under this Act before the issuance of such 
        coins.
            (2) Discount.--Sale prices with respect to prepaid orders 
        under paragraph (1) shall be at a reasonable discount.

SEC. 7. SURCHARGES.

    (a) In General.--All sales of coins minted under this Act shall 
include a surcharge as follows:
            (1) A surcharge of $50 per coin for the $5 coin.
            (2) A surcharge of $10 per coin for the $1 coin.
            (3) A surcharge of $5 per coin for the half-dollar coin.
    (b) Distribution.--Subject to section 5134(f) of title 31, United 
States Code, all surcharges received by the Secretary from the sale of 
coins issued under this Act shall be promptly paid by the Secretary to 
the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with the understanding that the 
Hall of Fame shall work with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, so that 
the two organizations may develop and operate education programs about 
the integration of baseball, and preserve artifacts related to the 
integration of baseball.
    (c) Audits.--The National Baseball Hall of Fame shall be subject to 
the audit requirements of section 5134(f)(2) of title 31, United States 
Code, with regard to the amounts received under subsection (b).
    (d) Limitation.--Notwithstanding subsection (a), no surcharge may 
be included with respect to the issuance under this Act of any coin 
during a calendar year if, as of the time of such issuance, the 
issuance of such coin would result in the number of commemorative coin 
programs issued during such year to exceed the annual commemorative 
coin program issuance limitation under section 5112(m)(1) of title 31, 
United States Code (as in effect on the date of the enactment of this 
Act). The Secretary of the Treasury may issue guidance to carry out 
this subsection.
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