H.R. 3337 (102nd): 1992 White House Commemorative Coin Act

102nd Congress, 1991–1992. Text as of May 13, 1992 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992                                106 STAT. 133

Public Law 102-281
102d Congress
                                  An Act
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the    May 13, 1992
          200th anniversary of the White House, and for other piuposes.           [H.R. 3337]
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States ofAmerica in Congress assembled,
                                                                                 1992 White
           TITLE 1—1992 WHITE HOUSE                                              House
                                                                                 Commemorative
            COMMEMORATIVE COINS                                                  Coin Act.
                                                                                 31 u s e 5112
SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.                                                           note.
 This title may be cited as the "1992 White House Commemorative
Coin Act".
SEC. 102. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.
  (a) ONE DOLLAR SILVER COINS.—
       (1) ISSUANCE.—^The Secretary shall issue not more than five
    hundred thousand (500,000) one dollar coins which shall weigh
    26.73 grams, have a diameter of 1,500 inches, and shall contain
    90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
       (2) DESIGN.—^The design of such dollar coins shall be emblem-
    atic of the White House. On each such coin there shall be
    a designation of the value of the coin, an inscription of the
    year "1992", and inscriptions of the words "Libert/', "In God
    We Trust", "United States of America", and "E Pluribus Unum".
  (b) LEGAL TENDER.—^The coins issued under this title shall be
legal tender as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States
Code.
SEC. 103. SOURCES OP BULLION.
  The Secretary shall obtain silver for the coins minted under
this title from stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical
Minerals Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.).
SEC. 104. SELECTION OF DESIGN.
  The design for each coin authorized by this title shall be selected
by the Secretary after consultation with the Curator of the White
House, the Commission of Fine Arts, and the White House Histori-
cal Association.
SEC. 105. SALE OF COINS.
  (a) SALE PRICE.—Notwithstanding     any provision of law, the coins
issued under this title shall be sold by the Secretary at a price
equal to the face value, plus the cost of designing and issuing
such coins (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, over-
head expenses, marketing, and shipping).
   (b) PREPAID ORDERS AT A DISCOUNT.—The Secretary shall accept
prepaid orders for the coins prior to the issuance of such coins.

106 STAT. 134 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 Sales under this subsection shall be at a reasonable discount to reflect the benefit of prepayment. (c) SURCHARGE REQUIRED.—^All sales shall include a surcharge of$10 per coin. SEC. 108. ISSUANCE OF THE COINS. (a) PERIOD FOR ISSUANCE.—^The coins authorized under this title shall be available for issue not later than May 1, 1992, but shall be issued only during the 1-year period begnning on sudi date. (b) PROOF AND UNCIRCULATED COINS.—The coins authorized under this title shall be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities. Not more than one facility of the Bureau of the Mint* may be used to strike any particular combination of denomination and quality. SEC. 107. GENERAL WAIVER OF PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS. No provision of law governing procurement or public contracts shall be applicable to the procurement of goods or services necessary for canying out the provisions of this title. Nothing in this section shall reUeve any person entering into a contract under the authority of this titlefi:t)mcomplying with any law relating to equal employ- ment opportunity. SEC. 108. DISTRIBUTION OF SURCHARGES. The total surcharges received by the Secretary from the sale of the coins issued under this title shall be promptly paid by the Secretaiy to The White House Endowment Fund (The Fund) to assist The Fund's efforts to raise an endowment to be a perma- nent source of support for the White House Collection of fine art and historic fumisnings, and for the maintenance of the historic pubhc rooms of the White House. SEC. 100. AUDITS. The Comptroller General shall have the right to examine such books, records, documents, and other data of The Fund as may be related to the expenditure of amounts paid under section 108. SEC. 110. COINAGE PROFIT FUND. Notwithstanding any provision of law— (1) all amounts received from the sale of coins issued under this title shall be deposited in the coinage profit fund; (2) the Secretary shall pay the amounts authorized under this titlefi:x>mthe coinage profit fimd to The White House Endowment Fund; and (3) the Secretary shall charge the coinage profit fimd with all expenditures under this title. SEC. 111. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES. (a) The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that the minting and issuance of the coins referred to in section 102 shall not result in any net cost to the Federal Government. (b) No coin shall be issued under this title unless the Secretary has received— (1) fiill pajrment for such coin; (2) security satisfactoiy to the Secretary to indemnify the United States forfiillpavment;or (3) a guarantee of mil payment satisfactory to the Secretaiy firom a depositoiy institution whose deposits are insured by
PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 106 STAT. 135 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the National Credit Union Administration. TITLE II—WORLD CUP USA 1994 World Cup USA 1994 COMMEMORATIVE COINS Commemorative Coin Act. 31 u s e 5112 note. SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "World Cup USA 1994 Commemora- tive Coin Act". SEC. 202. COIN SPECIFICATIONS. (a) FIVE DOLLAR GOLD COINS.—The Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this title referred to as the "Secretary") shall issue not more than 750,000 five dollar coins which shall weigh 8.359 grams, have a diameter of 0.850 inches, and shall contain 90 percent gold and 10 percent alloy. (b) ONE DOLLAR SILVER COINS.—The Secretary shall issue not more than 5,000,000 one dollar coins which shall weigh 26.73 grams, have a diameter of 1,500 inches, and shall contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. (c) HALF DOLLAR CLAD COINS.—The Secretary shall issue not more than 5,000,000 half dollar coins which shall be minted to the specifications for half dollar coins contained in section 5112(b) of title 31, United States Code. (d) LEGAL TENDER.—^The coins issued under this title shall be legal tender as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code. SEC. 203. SOURCES OF BULLION. (a) GOLD.—The Secretary shall obtain gold for the coins minted under this title pursuant to the authority of the Secretary under existing law. (b) SILVER.—The Secretary shall obtain silver for the coins minted under this title from stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.). SEC. 204. DESIGN. (a) DESIGN REQUIREMENTS.—^The design of each coin authorized hereunder shall include the official 1994 World Cup logo adopted by World Cup USA 1994, Inc., the organizing committee for the event (hereafter referred to as the "Organizing Committee") and shall reflect the unique appeal of soccer. On each coin authorized hereunder there shall be a designation of the value of the coin, and inscriptions of the words "United States of America", "E Pluribus Unum", "In God We Trust", "Liberty" and "World Cup USA 1994". (b) DESIGN COMPETITION.—The Director of the United States Mint shall sponsor a nationwide open competition for the design of each coin authorized hereunder beginning not later than 3 months and concluding not later than 9 months after the date of the entitlement of this title. The Director of the United States Mint shall select 10 designs for each coin to be submitted to the Secretary, who shall select the final design for each such coin in consultation with the Organizing Committee.
106 STAT. 136 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 SEC. 205. SALE OF COINS. (a) SALE PRICE.—^Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the coins issued under this title shall be sold by the Secretary at a price equal to the face value, plus the cost of designing and issuing such coins (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead expenses, marketing and shipping). (b) BULK SALES.—^The Secretary shall make bulk sales at a rea- sonable discoimt. (c) PREPAID ORDERS AT A DISCOUNT.—The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders for the coins prior to the issuance of such coins. Sales under this subsection shsdl be at a reasonable discount. (d) SURCHARGE REQUIRED.—^All sales shall include a surcharge of $35 per coin for the five dollar coins, $7 per coin for the one dollar coins, and $1 for the half dollar coins. (e) WORLD CUP COMMUNITIES.—The Secretary shall use best efforts to market World Cup coins in the United States with particu- lar focus on communities in which World Cup games are held. (f) INTERNATIONAL SALES.—^The Secretary, in cooperation with the Organizing Committee, shall develop an International Market- ing Program to promote and sell coins outside the United States. (g) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.— (1) REQUIRED.—Not later than 15 days after the last day of each month which begins before January 1, 1996, the Sec- retary shall submit a report describing in detail the activities carried out under this title to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urbsm Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate. (2) CONTENTS OF REPORT.—Each report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include a review of all marketing activi- ties under this section and a financial statement which details sources of funds, surcharges generated, and expenses incurred for manufacturing, materials, overhead, packaging, marketing, and shipping. SEC. 206. I S S U A N C E OF THE COINS. (a) PERIOD FOR ISSUANCE.—^The coins authorized under this title shall be minted and available for issue no later than January 3,1994, but shall be issued only during 1994. (b) PROOF AND UNCIRCULATED COINS.—The coins authorized under this title shall be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities. (c) BUREAU OF THE MINT.—Not more than 1 faciUty of the Bureau of the Mint may be used to strike any particular combination of denomination and quality. SEC. 207. GENERAL WAIVER OF PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection (b), no provi- sion of law governing procurement or public contracts shall be applicable to the procurement of goods or services necessary for carrying out the provisions of this title. (b) EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.—Subsection (a) shall not relieve any person entering into a contract imder the authority of this title from complying with any law relating to equal employ- ment opportunity.
PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13,1992 106 STAT. 137 SEC. 208. DISTRIBUTION OF SURCHARGES. (a) IN GENERAL.—^All surcharges which are received by the Sec- retaiT from the sale of coins issued under this title shall be promptly paid by the Secretary to the Organizing Committee. (b) USE OF PROCEEDS,—Amounts received imder subsection (a) shall be used by the Organizing Conmiittee for purposes of organiz- ing and staging the 1994 World Cup, with 10 percent of such funds to be made available through the United States Soccer Fed- eration Foundation, Inc., for distribution to institutions for scholas- tic scholarships to quaUfied students. SEC. 209. AUDITS. The Comptroller Greneral shall have the right to examine such books, records, documents and other data of the Organizing Commit- tee as may be related to the expenditure of amounts pedd imder section 208. SEC. 210. COINAGE PROFIT FUND. Notwithstanding any other provision of law— (1) all amounts received from the sale of coins issued under this title shall be deposited in the coinage profit fund; (2) the Secretary shall pay the amounts authorized under this title from the coinage profit fund to the Organizing Com- mittee; and ' (3) the Secretary shall charge the coinage profit fund with all expenditures under this title. SEC. 211. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES. (a) No NET COST.—^The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that the minting and issuance of the coins referred to in section 202 shall not result in any net cost to the Federal G^ovemment. (b) PAYMENT ASSURANCES.—^No coin shall be issued under this title unless the Secretary has received— (1) full pa5nnent for such coin; (2) security satisfactory to the Secretary to indemnify the United States for full pajmient; or (3) a guarantee of full pasmaent satisfactory to the Secretary from a depository institution whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the National Credit Union Administration. TITLE III—SILVER MEDALS FOR VET- fr&^^^iT ERANS OF THE PERSIAN GULF CON- note. FLICT SEC. 301. P U R P O S E . It is the purpose of this title to commemorate the sacrifices made £uid service rendered to the United States by members of the United States Armed Forces who serve in a combat zone in connection with the Persian Gulf conflict. SEC. 302. SILVER CONGRESSIONAL COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL. (a) IN GENERAL.—^The Secretary of the Treasury shall design and strike a silver medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary in commemoration
106 STAT. 138 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 of the sacrifices made and service rendered to the United States by members of the United States Armed Forces referred to in section 303(a). (b) SOURCE OF BULLION.—The Secretary of the Treasury shall obtain silver for minting coins under this title only from stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical Minerals Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.) and such silver shall be furnished to the Secretary at no cost by the custodian of the stockpile. SEC. 303. ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE MEDAL. (a) I N GENERAL.—^Any member of the United States Armed Forces who serves in a combat zone in connection with the Persian Gulf conflict shall be eligible for a silver medal referred to in section 302. (b) DETERMINATION.—Eligibility under subsection (a) shall be determined by the Secretary of Defense and such Secretary shall establish a list of the names of such eligible individuals before the end of the 120-day period beginning on the date of the entitle- ment of this title. (c) NEXT OF KIN.—If any member referred to in subsection (a) is deceased, the next of kin of such member may receive the medal referred to in section 302. (d) DELIVERY.—The medals struck pursueint to section 302(a) shall be delivered by the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Defense shall arrange for the distribution of the medals to the eligible individuals. SEC. 304. NATIONAL MEDALS. The medals struck pursuant to this title are national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code. SEC. 305. DUPLICATE MEDALS. (a) STRIKING AND SALE.—The Secretary of the Treasury may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the silver medal described in section 302 under such regulations as the Secretary may pre- scribe, at a price sufficient to cover the cost of duplicates and the cost of designing and striking the medals under section 302, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses. (b) PROCEEDS IN EXCESS OF COST T O B E USED T O REDUCE THE NATIONAL DEBT.—^Any amomit received by the Secretary of the Treasury from the sale of duplicate medals under subsection (a) in excess of the costs described in such subsection shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury and shall be used for the sole purpose of reducing the national debt. SEC. 306. GENERAL WAIVER OF PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS. (a) I N GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection (b), no provi- sion of law governing procurement or public contracts shall be applicable to the procurement of goods and services necessary for carrying out the provisions of this title. (b) EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.—Subsection (a) shall not relieve any person entering into a contract under the authority of this title from complying with any law relating to equal employ- ment opportunity.
PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 106 STAT. 139 SEC. 307. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES. (a) No N E T COST TO THE GOVERNMENT.—The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that minting and issuing medals under this title will not result in any net cost to the United States Government, (b) N O EXPENDITURES IN ADVANCE OF RECEIPT OF FUNDS.—The Secretary of the Treasury shall not strike, mint, or distribute the medals described in section 302 until such time as the Secretary certifies that sufficient fiinds have been received by the Secretary under section 305 orfi*omdonations firom private persons to ensure that striking, minting, and issuing medals described in section 302 will not result in £iny net cost to the United States Government. TITLE IV—CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ^rank Annunzlo QUINCENTENARY COINS AND FEL- LOWSHIP FOUNDATION SEC. 400. SHORT TITLE. 20 u s e 5701 This title may be cited as the "Frank Annunzio Act". note. Subtitle A—Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Coins Quincentenary Coin Act. 31 u s e 5112 SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE. note. This subtitle may be cited as the "Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Coin Act". SEC. 402. SPECIFICATIONS OF COINS. (a) FIVE DOLLAR GOLD COINS.— (1) ISSUANCE.—^The Secretary of the Treasury (hereinafter in this subtitle referred to as the "Secretary") snail mint and issue not more than 500,000 five dollar coins each of which shall— (A) weigh 8.359 grams; (B) have a diameter of .850 inches; and (C) be composed of 90 percent gold and 10 percent alloy. (2) DESIGN.—^The design of the five dollar coins shall, in accordance with section 404, bear a likeness of Christopher Columbus. Each five dollar coin shall bear a designation of the value of the coin, an inscription of the year "1992", and inscriptions of the words "Liberty", "In Grod We Trust", "United States of America", and "E Pluribus Unum". (b) ONE DOLLAR SILVER COINS.— (1) ISSUANCE.—^The Secretary shall mint and issue not more than 4,000,000 one dollar coins each of which shall— (A) weigh 26.73 grams; (B) have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and (C) be composed of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. (2) DESIGN.—The design of the one dollar coins shall, in accordance with section 404, be emblematic of the quincentenary of the discovery of America. Each one dollar coin shall bear a designation of the value of the coin, an inscription of the year "1992", and inscriptions of the words
106 STAT. 140 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 "Liberty", "In God We Trust", "United States of America", and "E Pluribus Unum". . (c) HALF DOLLAR CLAD COINS.— (1) ISSUANCE.—The Secretary shall issue not more than 6,000,000half dollar coins each of which shall— (A) weigh 11.34 grams; (B) have a diameter of 1.205 inches; and (C) be minted to the specifications for half dollar coins contained in section 5112(b) of title 31, United States Code. (2) DESIGN.—^The design of the half dollar coins shall, in accordance with section 404, be emblematic of the quincentenary of the discovery of America. Each half dollar coin shall bear a designation of the value of the coin, an inscription of the year "1992", and inscriptions of the words "Liberty", "In God We Trust", "United States of America", and "E Pluribus Unum". (d) LEGAL TENDER.—The coins minted under this subtitle shall be legal tender as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code. SEC. 403. SOURCES OF BULUON. i. (a) GOLD.—^The Secretary shall obtain gold for minting coins under this subtitle pursuant to the authority of the Secretary under existing law. (b) SILVER.—^The Secretary shall obtain silver for minting coins under this subtitle only from stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical Minerals Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.y. SEC. 404. DESIGN OF COINS. The design for each coin authorized by this subtitle shall be selected by the Secretary after consultation with the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and the Commission of Fine Arts. SEC. 405. ISSUANCE OF COINS. New York. (a) FiVE DOLLAR CoiNS.—^The five dollar coins minted under this subtitle may be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities and shall be struck at the United States Mint at West Point, New York. (b) ONE DOLLAR AND HALF DOLLAR COINS.—The one dollar and half dollar coins minted under this subtitle may be issued in uncir- culated and proof qualities, except that not more than one facility of the Bureau of the Mint may be used to strike any particular combination of denomination and quality. (c) PERIOD OF ISSUANCE.—The Secretary may issue the coins minted under this subtitle during the period beginning on January 1, 1992, and ending on June 30, 1993. SEC. 406. SALE OF COINS. (a) I N GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall sell the coins minted under this subtitle at a price equal to the face value, plus the cost of designing and issuing the coins (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses). (b) BULK SALES.—^The Secretary shall make any bulk sales of the coins minted under this subtitle at a reasonable discount. (c) PREPAID ORDERS.—^The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders for the coins minted under this subtitle prior to the issuance of
PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 106 STAT. 141 such coins. Sale prices with respect to such prepaid orders shall he at a reasonable discount. (d) SURCHARGES.—^All sales of coins minted under this subtitle shall include a surcharge of $35 per coin for the five dollar coins, $7 per coin for the one dollar coins, and $1 per coin for the half dollar coins. SEC. 407. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES. (a) No N E T COST TO THE GOVERNMENT.—The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that minting and issuing coins under this subtitle will not result in any net cost to the United States Government. (b) PAYMENT FOR COINS.—^A coin shall not be issued under this subtitle unless the Secretary has received— (1) full payment for the coin; (2) security satisfactory to the Secretary to indemnify the United States for full payment; or (3) a guarantee of full payment satisfactory to the Secretary from a depository institution whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the National Credit Union Administration Board. SEC. 408. USE OF SURCHARGES. (a) I N GENERAL.—The surcharges that are received by the Sec- retary from the sale of coins minted under this subtitle shall be deposited in the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Fund and be available to the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. (b) AUDITS.—^The Comptroller General shall have the right to examine such books, records, documents, and other data of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation as may be related to the expenditure of amounts paid under subsection (a). SEC. 409. GENERAL WAIVER OF PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection (b), no provi- sion of law governing procurement or public contracts shall be applicable to the procurement of goods and services necessary for carrying out the provisions of this subtitle. (b) EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.—Subsection (a) shall not relieve any person entering into a contract under the authority of this subtitle from complying with any law relating to equal employment opportunity. SEC. 410. COINAGE PROFIT FUND. (a) DEPOSITS.—^All amounts received from the sale of coins issued under this subtitle shall be deposited in the coinage profit fund. (b) PAYMENTS.—The Secretary shall make the deposits of the amounts required under section 408(a) from the coinage profit fund. (c) EXPENDITURES.—^The Secretary shall charge the coinage profit fund with all expenditures under this subtitle. SEC. 411. R E P O R T S T O CONGRESS. (a) REQUIRED.—Not later than 15 days after the last day of each month which begins before July 1, 1993, the Secretary shall submit a report describing in detail the activities carried out under this subtitle to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.
106 STAT. 142 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 (b) CONTENTS OF REPORT.—^Each report submitted pursuant to subsection (a) shall include a review of all marketing activities under section 406 and a financial statement which details sources of funds, surcharges generated, and expenses incurred for manufac- turing, materials, overhead, packaging, marketing, and shipping. Christopher Columbus Subtitle B—Christopher Columbus Fellowship Act. Fellowship Foundation 20 u s e 5701 SEC. 421. SHORT TITLE. note. This subtitle may be cited as the "Christopher Columbus Fellow- ship Act". 20 u s e 5701. SEC. 422. PURPOSE. The purpose of this subtitle is to establish the Christopher Colum- bus Fellowship Program to encourage and support research, study, and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of meinkind. 20 u s e 5702. SEC. 423. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION. (a) ESTABLISHMENT AND PURPOSES.—There is established, as an independent establishment of the executive branch, the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation (hereinafter in this subtitle referred to as the "Foundation"). (b) MEMBERSHIP.—^The Foundation shall be subject to the super- vision and direction of the Board of Trustees. The Board shall be composed of 13 members as follows: (1) 2 members appointed by the President in consultation with the President pro tempore of the Senate. (2) 2 members appointed by the President in consultation with the Minority Leader of the Senate. (3) 2 members appointed by the President in consultation with the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (4) 2 members appointed by the President in consultation with the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. (5) 5 members appointed by the President. President. (c) CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE FOUNDATION.—The President shall designate a Chairman and a Vice Chairman from among the members appointed by the President. (d) TERMS OF OFFICE; VACANCIES.—Each member of the Board of Trustees appointed under subsection (b) shall serve for a term of 6 years from the expiration of the term of such member's prede- cessor, except that— (1) any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which such member's prede- cessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term; and (2) of the members first appointed— (A) 4 shall be appointed for a term of 2 years; (B) 5 shall be appointed for a term of 4 years; and (C) 4 shall be appointed for a term of 6 years, as designated by the President. (e) EXPENSES; NO ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION.—Members of the Board shall serve without pay, but shall be entitled to reimburse- ment for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the Board.
PUBLIC L A W 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 106 STAT. 143 SEC. 424. FELLOWSfflP RECIPIENTS. 20 USC 5703. (a) AWARD.—^The Foundation is authorized to award fellowships to outstanding individuals to encourage new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind. Recipients shall be known as "Columbus Scholars". (b) TERM.—Fellowships shall be granted for such periods as the Foundation may prescribe but not to exceed 2 years. (c) SELECTION.—The Foundation may provide, directly or by con- tract, for the conduct of a nationwide competition for the selection of fellowship recipients. SEC. 425. STIPENDS. 20 USC 5704. Each person awarded a fellowship under this subtitle shall receive a stipend as determined by the Foundation. SEC. 426. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FELLOWSHIP FUND. 20 USC 5705. (a) I N GENERAL.—^There is established in the Treasury a fund to be known as the Christopher Columbus Scholarship Fund (here- after in this subtitle referred to as the "fund"), which shall consist of— (1) amounts deposited under subsection (d); (2) obligations obtained under subsection (c); (3) amounts contributed to the Foundation; and (4) all surcharges received by the Secretary of the Treasury from the sale of coins minted imder the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Coin Act. (b) INVESTMENTS.— (1) DUTY OF SECRETARY TO INVEST.—The Secretary of the Treasury shall invest in full any amount appropriated or con- tributed to the fund. (2) AUTHORIZED INVESTMENTS.—Investments pursuant to paragraph (1) may be made only in interest-bearing obligations of the United States or in obligations guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States. For such purpose, such obligations may be acquired— (A) on original issue at the issue price; or (B) by purchase of outstanding obligations at the market price. (3) SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS.—^The purposes for which obligations of the United States may be issued under chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code, are hereby extended to authorize the issuance at par of special obligations exclusively to the fund. Such special obligations shall bear interest at a rate equal to the average rate of interest, computed as to the end of the calendar month preceding the date of such issue, borne by all marketable interest-bearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt; except that, if such average rate is not a multiple of Va of 1 percent, the rate of interest of such special obligations shall be the multiple of Va of 1 percent next lower than such average rate. Such special obligations shall be issued only if the Secretary determines that the purchase of other obligations of the United States, or of obligations guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States or original issue at the market price, is not in the public interest. (c) SALE OF OBLIGATIONS.—^Any obligations acquired by the fund (except special obligations issued exclusively to the fund in accord-
106 STAT. 144 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13,1992 ance with subsection (bX3)) may be sold by the Secretary at the market price, and such special obligations may be redeemed at par plus accrued interest. (d) INTEREST.—^The interest on, and the proceeds from, the sale or redemption of any obligations held in the fund shall be credited to and form a part of the fmid. (e) AVAILABILTTY OF FUND.— (1) STIPENDS.—^The fund shall be available to the Foundation for payment of stipends awarded under section 425. (2) EXPENSES.—^The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to pay to the Foundation from the interest and earnings of the funds such siuns as the Board determines are necessary and appropriate to enable the Foundation to cany out the provisions of this subtitle. (f) DISBURSEMENTS.—^Disbursements from the fund shall be made on vouchers approved by the Foundation and signed by the Chair- man. 20 u s e 5706. SEC. 427. AUDITS. The activities of the Foundation under this subtitle may be audited by the Comptroller Greneral of the United States. The Comptroller General shall have access to all books, accounts, records, reports, and files and all other papers, things, or property belonging to or in use by the Foundation, pertaining to such activi- ties and necessary to facilitate the audit. 20 u s e 5707. SEC. 428. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF FOUNDATION. (a) DUTIES.—^There shall be an Executive Secretary of the Foimda- tion who shall be appointed by the Board. The Executive Secretaiy shall be the chief executive officer of the Foundation and shall carry out the functions of the Foundation subject to the supervision and direction of the Board. (b) COMPENSATION.—The Executive Secretary of the Foundation shall be compensated at an annual rate of basic pay not in excess of the amount payable for Executive Level V. 20 u s e 5708. SEC. 429. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS. (a) The Foundation may— (1) appoint and fuc the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subtitle, except that in no case shall employees (other than the Executive Secretary) be compensated at a rate in excess of the rate of basic pay payable for GS-15 of the Greneral Schedule; (2) procure temporary and intermittent services of such experts and consultants as are necessary to the extent author- ized by section 3109 of title 5, but at rates not in excess of the rate of basic pay payable for Executive Level V; (3) prescribe such regulations as the Foundation may deter- mine to be necessaiy governing the manner in which its func- tions shall be carried, out; (4) receive money and other property donated, bequeathed, or devised, without condition or restriction other than it be used for the purposes of the Foundation; and to use, sell, or otherwise dispose of such property for the purpose of carrying out its functions; (5) accept and utilize the services of volimtary and uncompen- sated personnel and reimbiu*se them for travel expenses, includ-
PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 106 STAT. 145 ing per diem, as authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code; (6) enter into contracts, grants, or other arrangements, or modifications thereof, to carry out the provisions of mis chapter, and such contracts or modifications thereof may, with the con- currence of two-thirds of the members of the Board, be entered into without performance or other bonds, and without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes; (7) make advances, progress, and other payments which the Board deems necessary under this chapter without regard to the provisions of section 529 of title 31, United States Code; (8) rent office space; (9) conduct programs in addition to or in conjunction with the Fellowship program which shall further the Foundation's purpose of encouraging new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind; and (10) to make other necessary expenditures. (b) ANNUAL REPORT.—The Foundation shall submit to the Presi- dent and to the Congress an annual report of its operations under this subtitle. TITLE V-J^AMES MADISON COINS Jj^^^_ Bill of Rights SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE. Commemorative Coin Act. This title may be cited as the "James Madison—Bill of Rights 31 USC 5112 Commemorative Coin Act". note. SEC. 502. COIN SPECIFICATIONS. (a) FIVE DOLLAR GOLD COINS.— (1) ISSUANCE.—^The Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this title referred to as the "Secretary") shall mint and issue not more than 300,000 five dollar coins each of which shall— (A) weigh 8,359 grams; (B) have a diameter of .850 inches; and (C) be composed of 90 percent gold and 10 percent alloy. (2) DESIGN.—^The design of the five dollar coins shall be emblematic of the first ten Amendments of the Constitution of the United States, known as the Bill of Rights. The Director of the United States Mint shall sponsor a nationwide open competition for the design of the five dollar coin beginning not later than 3 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. The Director of the United States Mint shall convene the Design Panel established under subsection (e) which shall select 10 designs to be submitted to the Secretary who shall select the final design. (b) ONE DOLLAR SILVER COINS.— (1) ISSUANCE.—^The Secretary shall mint and issue not more than 900,000 one dollar coins each of which shall— (A) weigh 26.73 grams; (B) have a diameter of 1.5 inches; and (C) be composed of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. (2) DESIGN.—^The obverse design of the one dollar coins shall be emblematic of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. The reverse design shall be emblematic of James Madison's home, Montpelier, between the years 1751 and 1836.
106 STAT. 146 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 - The Director of the United States Mint shall sponsor a nation- wide open competition for the design of the one dollar coin beginning not later than 3 months after the date of the enact- ment of this Act. The Director of the United States Mint shall convene the Design Panel established imder subsection (e) which shall select 10 designs to be submitted to the Secretary who shall select the final design. (c) HALF DOLLAR SILVER COINS.— (1) ISSUANCE.—The Secretary shall mint and issue not more than 1,000,000 half dollar coins each of which shall— (A) weigh 12.50 grams; (B) have a diameter of 30,61 millimeters; and (C) be composed of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. (2) DESIGN.—The design of the half dollar silver coins shall be emblematic of the first ten Amendments of the Constitution of the United States, known as the Bill of Rights. The Director of the United States Mint shall sponsor a nationwide open competition for the design of the half dollar coin beginning not later than 3 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. The Director of the United States Mint shall convene the Design Panel established under subsection (e) which shall select 10 designs to be submitted to the Secretary who shall select the final design. (d) INSCRIPTIONS.—^All coins minted and issued under this title shall bear a designation of the value of the coin, an inscription of the year of issue and inscriptions of the words "Liberty", "In God We Trust", "United States of America", and "E Pluribus Unum". (e) DESIGN PANEL.—^The Design Panel referred to in subsections (a), (b), and (c) shall consist of the following members: (1) The Chairperson of the Commission of Fine Arts. (2) The president of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. (3) The Executive Director, National Numismatic Collection, the Smithsonian Institution. (4) A representative member of the American Numismatic Association. (5) A representative member of a national sculpture society or association. (6) Two representatives of the United States Mint selected by the Director of the United States Mint. The Secretary shall reimburse the members of the Design Panel for per diem expenses and other official expenses from the revenues received from the sale of the coins. The Design Panel shall not be subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), and shall terminate following the selection process set forth in subsections (a), (b), and (c). (f) LEGAL TENDER.—^The coins issued under this title shall be legal tender as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code. SEC. 503. SOURCES OF BULLION. (a) GOLD.—The Secretary shall obtain gold for minting coins under this title pursuant to the authority of the Secretary under existinglaw. ... ....>...-;...,..=.,,;•.••.. .-v'.'.--i.: •'• ..
PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 106 STAT. 147 (b) SILVER.—^The Secretary shall obtain silver for minting coins under this title only from stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock PiUng Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.). SEC. 504. ISSUANCE OF COINS. (a) FIVE DOLLAR COINS.—^The five dollar coins minted under New York, this title may be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities and shall be struck at the United States Mint at West Point, New York. (b) ONE DOLLAR COINS AND HALF DOLLAR COINS.—The one dollar and half dollar coins minted under this title may be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities, except that not more than one facility of the United States Mint may be used to strike any particu- lar combination of denomination and quaUty. (c) COMMENCEMENT OF ISSUANCE.—^The coins authorized and minted under this title may be issued beginning on January 1, 1993. (d) TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.—Coins may not be minted under this title after December 31,1993. SEC. 505. SALE OF COINS. (a) IN GENERAL.—^Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall sell the coins minted under this title at a price at least equal to the face value, plus the cost of minting and issuing the coins (including labor, materials, overhead, dis- tribution, and promotional expenses). (b) BULK SALES.—^The Secretary shall make any bulk sales of the coins minted under this title at a reasonable discount. (c) PREPAID ORDERS.—^The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders for the coins minted under this title prior to the issuance of such coins. Sale prices with respect to such prepaid orders shall be at a reasonable discount. (d) SURCHARGES.—^All sales of coins minted under this title shall include a surcharge of $30 per coin for the five dollar coins, $6 per coin for the one dollar coins, and $3 per coin for the half dollar coins. SEC. 506. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES. (a) No NET COST TO THE GOVERNMENT.—The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that minting and issuing coins under this title will not result in any net cost to the United States Government. (b) PAYMENT FOR COINS.—^A coin shall not be issued under this title unless the Secretary has received— (1) full payment for the coin; (2) security satisfactory to the Secretary to indemnify the United States for full payment; or (3) a guarantee of full payment satisfactory to the Secretary from a depository institution the deposits of which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the National Credit Union Administration Board. (c) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.—Not later than fifteen days afl»r the last day of each month, the Secretary shall transmit to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate a report detailing activities carried out under this title during such month. The report shall include a review of all marketing activities and a financial statement which
106 STAT. 148 PUBLIC LAW 102-281—MAY 13, 1992 details sources of funds, surcharges generated, and expenses incurred for manufacturing, materials, overhead, packaging, mar- keting, and shipping. No report shall be required after January 15,1994. SEC. 507. DISTRIBUTION OF SURCHARGES. The surcharges received by the Secretary shall be transmitted promptly to the James Madison Memoried Fellowship Trust Fund established in 1986 by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Act (20 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.). Such transmitted amounts shall qualify under section 811(a)(2) of that Act as funds contributed from private sources. In accordance with the purposes of the James Madison Fellowship Program, the funds transmitted to the Trust Fund shall be used to encourage teaching and graduate study of the Con- stitution of the United States, its roots, its formation, its principles, and its development. SEC. 508. AUDITS. The Comptroller General of the United States shall have the right to examine such books, records, documents, and other data as may be related to the expenditure of amounts transmitted under section 507 of this title. The expenditures and audit of surcharge funds deposited in the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Trust Fund under section 507 of this title shall be done in accordance with section 812 of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Act (20 U.S.C. 4511). Annual reports shall be submitted by the (Chair- man of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation to both Houses of Congress on all expenditures of surcharge funds. SEC. 509. GENERAL WAIVER OF PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.—^Except as provided in subsection (b), no provi- sion of law governing procurement or public contracts shall be applicable to the procurement of goods and services necessary for carrying out the provisions of this title. (b) EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.—Subsection (a) shall not relieve any person entering into a contract under the authority of this title from complying with any law relating to equal employ- ment opportunity. Approved May 13, 1992. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3337: HOUSE REPORTS: Nos. 102-454 and 102-485 (both from Comm. of Conference). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 137 (1991): Nov. 26, considered and passed House. Nov. 27, considered and passed Senate, amended. Vol. 138 (1992): Feb. 18, 19, House considered £md rejected Senate amendment. Apr. 1, House considered and recommitted conference report. Apr. 8, House agreed to conference report. Apr. 28, Senate agreed to conference report.