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H.R. 4912 (115th): Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4912

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2018

(for herself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Huffman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the American women who joined the workforce during World War II, providing the vehicles, weaponry, and ammunition to win the war, that were referred to as Rosie the Riveter, in recognition of their contributions to the Nation and the inspiration they have provided to ensuing generations.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(a)

Rosie the Riveter

The term Rosie the Riveter includes any female individual who held employment or volunteered in support of the war efforts during World War II.

(b)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Treasury.

3.

Congressional Gold Medal

(a)

Award authorized

The President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall make appropriate arrangements for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a single gold medal of appropriate design to the Rosie the Riveters, collectively, in recognition of their contributions to the Nation and the inspiration they have provided to ensuing generations.

(b)

Design and striking

For the purposes of the award referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary shall strike the gold medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by the Secretary.

(c)

National Museum of American History

(1)

In general

Following the award of the gold medal in honor of the Rosie the Riveters, the gold medal shall be given to the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, where it will be available for display as appropriate and made available for research.

(2)

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that the National Museum of American History should make the gold medal received under paragraph (1) available for display elsewhere, particularly at other appropriate locations associated with the Rosie the Riveters.

(d)

Duplicate medals

Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck under this Act, at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the medals, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses, and amounts received from the sale of such duplicates shall be deposited in the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

4.

Status of medals

(a)

National medal

The gold medal struck under this Act is a national medal for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.

(b)

Numismatic items

For purposes of section 5134 of title 31, United States Code, all medals struck under this Act shall be considered to be numismatic items.