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House Resolution 3301, which became Public Law 105-176, gave the Treasury Department more freedom in designing the layout of state quarters. It was signed into law on May 29, 1998. For more information about the passage of this law, click here.



One Hundred Fifth Congress

of the

United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight

An Act

To amend chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of the Treasury greater discretion with regard to the placement of the required inscriptions on quarter dollars issued under the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.