H. R. 6495
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 21, 2012
Mr. Amash (for himself and Mr. Duncan of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services
To prohibit the payment of surcharges for commemorative coin programs to private organizations or entities, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Commemorative Coins Reform Act of
Prohibition on payment of surcharges to non-Federal entities
Section 5134(f) of title 31, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
Prohibition on payment of surcharges to organizations outside of the Federal Government
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no surcharges collected with respect to the sale of any numismatic item may be paid to any organization outside of the Federal Government, other than with respect to the costs of producing and selling such item.
Payment of costs
Surcharges collected in connection with the sale of any numismatic item shall be used to recover all numismatic operation and program costs allocable to the program under which such numismatic item is produced and sold.
Excess deposited into Treasury
Amounts of surcharges collected in excess of the amounts described in paragraph (2) shall be transferred by the Fund to the general fund of the Treasury for the purpose of deficit reduction.
Subsection (f) of section 5134, United States Code, as amended by this Act, shall apply with respect to any commemorative coin program established or numismatic item produced pursuant to an Act enacted on or after the date of enactment of this Act.