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H.R. 5129 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the unified credit against estate and gift taxes to the equivalent of a $5,000,000 exclusion and to provide an inflation adjustment of such amount. [Introduced in House] ...
108th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5128 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the founding of America's National Parks, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 22, 2004 Mr. Young of Alaska introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the founding of America's National Parks, 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. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``National Park Anniversaries--Great American Spaces Commemorative Coin Act''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the congressionally-chartered nonprofit partner of America's National Parks. (2) The mission of the National Park Foundation is to strengthen the enduring connection between the American people and their National Parks by raising private funds, making strategic grants, creating innovative partnerships and increasing public awareness of National Parks. (3) The Parks represented in this program represent some of the most beloved, and treasured National Parks in America. (4) The National Park Service was established in 1916 to preserve and protect great scenic parks such as Grand Canyon and Yosemite is a time honored tradition while also managing battlefields such as Gettysburg and historical sites such as the Lincoln Memorial. (5) Theodore Roosevelt said that nothing short of defending this country in wartime ``compares in importance with the great task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendents than it is for us . . .''. (6) Parks established under Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, such as Grand Canyon and Devils Tower, are the embodiment of this ideal. SEC. 3. COIN SPECIFICATIONS. (a) $1 Silver Coins for National Parks Observing Historic Anniversaries of Their Founding.--The Secretary of the Treasury (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and issue not more than 300,000 $1 coins for each of the National Parks specified in section 4(d), each of which shall-- (1) weigh 26.73 grams; (2) have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and (3) contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. (b) Legal Tender.--The coins minted under this Act shall be legal tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code. (c) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of section 5136 of title 31, United States Code, all coins minted under this Act shall be considered to be numismatic items. SEC. 4. DESIGN OF COINS. (a) Design Requirements.-- (1) In general.--The design of the coins minted under this Act shall be developed in consultation with the National Park Foundation and shall be emblematic of the National Park being commemorated on each coin. (2) Designation and inscriptions.--On each coin minted under this Act there shall be-- (A) a designation of the value of the coin; (B) an inscription of the year in which the coin is minted; and (C) inscriptions of the words ``Liberty'', ``In God We Trust'', ``United States of America'', and ``E Pluribus Unum''. (b) Selection.--The design for the coins minted under this Act shall be-- (1) selected by the Secretary after consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Parks Foundation; and (2) reviewed by the Citizens Advisory Committee established under section 5135 of title 31, United States Code (c) Mint Facility.--Only 1 facility of the United States Mint may be used to strike any particular quality of the coins minted under this Act. (d) National Parks to Be Commemorated.--The National Parks to be commemorated, the year of commemoration, and the anniversary to be observed are as follows: National Park or Park Year of Issuance Service Anniversary 2007............................. Devils Tower National 100th Monument. 2008............................. Grand Canyon National 100th Park. 2010............................. Glacier National Park 100th 2011............................. Lincoln Memorial..... 100th 2014............................. Yosemite National 150th Park. 2015............................. Rocky Mountain 100th National Park. 2016............................. National Park Service 100th 2017............................. Denali National Park. 100th 2018............................. Acadia National Park. 100th 2019............................. Zion National Park... 100th 2020............................. Gettysburg National 125th Military Park. SEC. 5. ISSUANCE OF COINS. (a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this Act shall be issued in uncirculated and proof qualities. (b) Commencement of Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins minted under this Act beginning January 1 of the year of issuance as specified in section 4(d), except that the Secretary may initiate sales of such coins, without issuance, before such date. (c) Termination of Minting Authority.--No coins shall be minted under this Act after December 31 of the year of issuance specified in section 4(d). SEC. 6. SALE OF COINS. (a) Sale Price.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the coins issued under this Act shall be sold by the Secretary at a price equal to the face value, plus the cost of designing and issuing such coins (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead expenses, and marketing). (b) Bulk Sales.--The Secretary shall make bulk sales of the coins issued under this Act at a reasonable discount. (c) Prepaid Orders at a Discount.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders for the coins minted under this Act before the issuance of such coins. (2) Discount.--Sale prices with respect to prepaid orders under paragraph (1) shall be at a reasonable discount. (d) Sales of Single Coins and Sets of Coins.--Coins of each design specified under section 4 may be sold separately or as a set containing other coins authorized in this Act. SEC. 7. SURCHARGES. (a) Surcharge Required.--All sales shall include a surcharge of $10 per coin. (b) Distribution.--Subject to section 5134(f) of title 31, United States Code, all surcharges which are received by the Secretary from the sale of coins issued under this Act shall be promptly paid by the Secretary to the National Park Foundation for use as follows: (1) 50 percent of the surcharges received shall be used by the National Park Foundation in support of all National Parks. (2) 50 percent received shall be used by the National Park Foundation for the benefit of the National Parks designated in section 4(d) (in addition to any amount allocable to any such Park from expenditures of amounts under paragraph (1)). (c) Audits.--The National Park Foundation shall be subject to the audit requirements of section 5134(f)(2) of title 31, United States Code. <all>
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