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...Julia, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on September 23, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 23, 1997 (Introduced).

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HR 2514 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2514

To authorize the President to award a congressional gold medal to the family of the late Raul Julia, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 23, 1997

Mr. TORRES introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services


A BILL

To authorize the President to award a congressional gold medal to the family of the late Raul Julia, and for other purposes.

    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) Raul Julia was an accomplished, talented performer, entertaining millions through his work in film and theater;

      (2) Raul Julia was a leader in the entertainment industry, particularly as a tireless mentor and role model to emerging Latino actors;

      (3) a dedicated activist and humanitarian, Raul Julia was a major supporter and spokesperson for the Hunger Fund, a nonprofit organization committed to the eradication of world hunger; and

      (4) Raul Julia received the Hispanic Heritage Award recognizing his many career achievements for the Latino community, including his involvement in ‘La Familia’, a New York City outreach program for Latino families in need, the Puerto Rican traveling theater, the Museo del Barrio, and the New York Shakespeare Festival.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.

    (a) PRESENTATION AUTHORIZED- The President is authorized to present, on behalf of the Congress, to the family of the late Raul Julia a gold medal of appropriate design, in recognition of his dedication to ending world hunger and his great contributions to the Latino community and to the performing arts.

    (b) DESIGN AND STRIKING- For purposes of the presentation referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this Act referred to as the ‘Secretary’) shall strike a gold medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary.

    (c) GIFTS AND DONATIONS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may accept, use, and disburse gifts or donations of property or money to carry out this section.

      (2) APPROPRIATION AUTHORIZED- No amount is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section.

SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.

    The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck pursuant to section 2 under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, 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. STATUS OF MEDALS.

    The medals struck pursuant to this Act are--

      (1) national medals, for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code; and

      (2) numismatic items, for purposes of section 5134 of title 31, United States Code.

SEC. 5. TRANSFER OF ANY PROFIT TO LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

    The Secretary shall transfer in equal amounts from the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund an amount equal to the amount by which the sum of any gifts and donations received by the Secretary in accordance with section 2(c)(1) and any proceeds from the sale of duplicate medals pursuant to section 3 exceeds the total amount of the costs incurred by the Secretary in carrying out this Act to--

      (1) the Raul Julia Ending Hunger Fund; and

      (2) the National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts.