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Text of To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Richard “Red” Skelton, and to ...

...Skelton, and to provide for the production of bronze duplicates of such medal for sale to the public.

This bill was introduced on May 6, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 6, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 2012 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2012

To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Richard ‘Red’ Skelton, and to provide for the production of bronze duplicates of such medal for sale to the public.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 6, 1993

Mr. BILBRAY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs


A BILL

To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Richard ‘Red’ Skelton, and to provide for the production of bronze duplicates of such medal for sale to the public.

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

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--

      (1) Richard ‘Red’ Skelton has provided generations with the gift of laughter, driven by his passion to instill happiness in the hearts of others;

      (2) Red Skelton, a true patriot, supported the United States Armed Forces during World War II by selling a record number of United States war bonds, serving as a private in the United States Army, and working arduously to lift the morale of his fellow soldiers; and

      (3) Red Skelton, who worked his way from poverty to success, has shared his talent and his wealth with numerous charities, in an effort to help those less fortunate than himself.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.

    (a) PRESENTATION AUTHORIZED- The President is authorized to present, on behalf of the Congress, to Red Skelton a gold medal of appropriate design in recognition of his exemplary performance as an entertainer and a humanitarian.

    (b) DESIGN AND STRIKING- For purposes of the presentation referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter 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 bronze duplicates of the gold medal struck pursuant to section 2, under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, and may sell such bronze duplicates 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. NATIONAL MEDALS.

    Medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.

SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; PROCEEDS OF SALE.

    (a) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $30,000 to carry out section 2.

    (b) PROCEEDS OF SALES- Amounts received from sales of duplicate bronze medals under section 3 shall be credited to the appropriation made pursuant to the authorization provided in subsection (a).