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Bill Summary & Status for the 105th Congress


Title: A bill to provide for a 10-year circulating commemorative coin program to commemorate each of the 50 States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Chafee, John H. [RI] (introduced 9/26/1997)      Cosponsors: 27
Related Bills: H.R.2414
Latest Major Action: 12/1/1997 Became Public Law No: 105-124. bbc
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TITLE(S):  (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)
STATUS: (color indicates Senate actions) (Floor Actions/Congressional Record Page References)
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking.
Committee on Banking. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Committee on Banking. Reported to Senate by Senator D'Amato with an amendment. With written report No. 105-130. Additional views filed.
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 244.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
S.AMDT.1631 Proposed by Senator Sessions for Senator D'Amato.
S.AMDT.1631 Amendment SP 1631 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.AMDT.1632 Proposed by Senator Sessions for Senator Coats.
Relating to coinage.
S.AMDT.1632 Amendment SP 1632 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
11/9/1997 11:49pm:
Received in the House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/10/1997 12:50am:
Held at the desk.
11/13/1997 12:55pm:
Mr. Castle moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/13/1997 12:55pm:
Considered under suspension of the rules.
11/13/1997 1:03pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11/13/1997 1:03pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 105-124.

RELATED BILL DETAILS:  (additional related bills may be indentified in Status)


1. S.AMDT.1631 to S.1228 Purpose will be available when the amendment is proposed for consideration. See Congressional Record for text.
Sponsor: Sen D'Amato, Alfonse [NY] (introduced 11/9/1997)      Cosponsors: 1
Latest Major Action: 11/9/1997 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SP 1631 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

2. S.AMDT.1632 to S.1228 Relating to coinage.
Sponsor: Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] (introduced 11/9/1997)      Cosponsors: (none)
Latest Major Action: 11/9/1997 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SP 1632 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

COSPONSORS(27), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

Sen Allard, A. Wayne - 10/28/1997 [CO] Sen Bennett, Robert F. - 10/28/1997 [UT]
Sen Brownback, Sam - 10/28/1997 [KS] Sen Cochran, Thad - 10/28/1997 [MS]
Sen Craig, Larry E. - 10/28/1997 [ID] Sen D'Amato, Alfonse - 9/26/1997 [NY]
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. - 10/28/1997 [CT] Sen Domenici, Pete V. - 10/28/1997 [NM]
Sen Faircloth, Lauch - 10/28/1997 [NC] Sen Frist, Bill - 10/28/1997 [TN]
Sen Grams, Rod - 10/28/1997 [MN] Sen Grassley, Charles E. - 10/30/1997 [IA]
Sen Helms, Jesse - 10/28/1997 [NC] Sen Hutchinson, Tim - 10/28/1997 [AR]
Sen Inouye, Daniel K. - 10/28/1997 [HI] Sen Jeffords, James M. - 11/7/1997 [VT]
Sen Johnson, Tim - 10/28/1997 [SD] Sen Kempthorne, Dirk - 10/28/1997 [ID]
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. - 10/28/1997 [MA] Sen Kerrey, J. Robert - 10/28/1997 [NE]
Sen Kerry, John F. - 10/28/1997 [MA] Sen Moseley-Braun, Carol - 10/28/1997 [IL]
Sen Moynihan, Daniel Patrick - 10/28/1997 [NY] Sen Rockefeller, Jay - 10/30/1997 [WV]
Sen Roth Jr., William V. - 10/28/1997 [DE] Sen Santorum, Rick - 10/28/1997 [PA]
Sen Snowe, Olympia J. - 10/28/1997 [ME]

11/9/1997--Passed Senate, amended.    (There are 2
other summaries)

50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act - Amends Federal law to mandate redesign of quarter-dollar coins issued during the ten-year period beginning 1999, with the reverse side emblematic of five of the 50 States each year during such period, selected in the order of their ratification of the U.S. Constitution or their admission to the Union.

United States $1 Coin Act of 1997 - Amends Federal law to mandate that the dollar coin shall: (1) be golden in color, have a distinctive edge, with tactile and visual features making it readily discernible; (2) be minted and fabricated in the United States; and (3) have similar metallic anticounterfeiting properties as U.S. clad coinage in circulation on the date of enactment of this Act.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to place into circulation $1 coins that comply with such mandate upon depletion of the Government's supply of $1 coins bearing the likeness of Susan B. Anthony.

Authorizes the Secretary to continue to mint and issue $1 Susan B. Anthony coins if they are depleted before production has begun of the new $1 coins mandated by this Act.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) adopt a marketing program promoting the use of $1 coins by commercial enterprises, mass transit authorities, and Federal, State, and local government agencies; and (2) conduct a marketing study and report its progress results to the Congress.

Directs the Secretary to mint and issue for a limited period ten-dollar gold coins, one-dollar silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903.

Precludes this Act from being construed as evidence of any intention to eliminate or limit the printing or circulation of United States currency in the $1 denomination.

Mandates prompt payment of all surcharges received from coin sales to the First Flight Foundation to: (1) maintain the Wright Brothers Monument on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; and (2) expand and maintain the visitor center and other facilities at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park.

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