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Public Law 106-126
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in conjunction 
with the minting of coins by the Republic of Iceland in commemoration of 
        the millennium of the discovery of the New World by Leif 
             Ericson. <<NOTE: Dec. 6, 1999 -  [H.R. 3373]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

  TITLE <<NOTE: Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Coin Act. 31 USC 
5112 note.>>  I--LEIF ERICSON MILLENNIUM COMMEMORATIVE COIN

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Leif Ericson Millennium 
Commemorative Coin Act''.

SEC. 102. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.

    (a) $1 Silver Coins.--In conjunction with the simultaneous minting 
and issuance of commemorative coins by the Republic of Iceland in 
commemoration of the millennium of the discovery of the New World by 
Leif Ericson, the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this title 
referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and issue not more than 
500,000 1 dollar coins, 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 title 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 title shall be 
considered to be numismatic items.

SEC. 103. SOURCES OF BULLION.

    The Secretary may obtain silver for minting coins under this title 
from any available source, including stockpiles established under the 
Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act.

SEC. 104. DESIGN OF COINS.

    (a) Design Requirements.--
            (1) In general.--The design of the coins minted under this 
        title shall be emblematic of the millennium of the discovery of 
        the New World by Leif Ericson.
            (2) Designation and inscriptions.--On each coin minted under 
        this title there shall be--
                    (A) a designation of the value of the coin;

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                    (B) an inscription of the year ``2000''; 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 title 
shall be--
            (1) selected by the Secretary after consultation with the 
        Leifur Eiriksson Foundation and the Commission of Fine Arts; and
            (2) reviewed by the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory 
        Committee.

SEC. 105. ISSUANCE OF COINS.

    (a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this title shall be issued 
in uncirculated and proof qualities.
    (b) Mint Facility.--Only one facility of the United States Mint may 
be used to strike any particular quality of the coins minted under this 
title.
    (c) Commencement of Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins minted 
under this title beginning January 1, 2000.
    (d) Termination of Minting Authority.--No coins may be minted under 
this title after December 31, 2000.

SEC. 106. SURCHARGES.

    (a) In General.--All sales of coins minted under this title shall 
include a surcharge of $10 per coin.
    (b) Distribution.--All surcharges received by the Secretary from the 
sale of coins issued under this title shall be promptly paid by the 
Secretary to the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation for the purpose of funding 
student exchanges between students of the United States and students of 
Iceland.
    (c) Audits.--The Leifur Eiriksson Foundation shall be subject to the 
audit requirements of section 5134(f )(2) of title 31, United States 
Code, with regard to the amounts received by the Foundation under 
subsection (b).

SEC. 107. GENERAL WAIVER OF PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), no provision 
of law governing procurement or public contracts shall be applicable to 
the procurement of goods and services necessary for carrying out the 
provisions of this title.
    (b) Equal Employment Opportunity.--Subsection (a) shall not relieve 
any person entering into a contract under the authority of this title 
from complying with any law relating to equal employment opportunity.

 TITLE <<NOTE: United States Capitol Visitor Center Commemorative Coin 
      Act of 1999. 31 USC 5112 note.>>  II--CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER 
COMMEMORATIVE COIN

SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``United States Capitol Visitor 
Center Commemorative Coin Act of 1999''.

SEC. 202. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--
            (1) Congress moved to Washington, District of Columbia, and 
        first convened in the Capitol building in the year 1800;

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            (2) the Capitol building is now the greatest visible symbol 
        of representative democracy in the world;
            (3) the Capitol building has approximately 5,000,000 
        visitors annually and suffers from a lack of facilities 
        necessary to properly serve them;
            (4) the Capitol building and persons within the Capitol have 
        been provided with excellent security through the dedication and 
        sacrifice of the United States Capitol Police;
            (5) Congress has appropriated $100,000,000, to be 
        supplemented with private funds, to construct a Capitol Visitor 
        Center to provide continued high security for the Capitol and 
        enhance the educational experience of visitors to the Capitol;
            (6) Congress would like to offer the opportunity for all 
        persons to voluntarily participate in raising funds for the 
        Capitol Visitor Center; and
            (7) it is appropriate to authorize coins commemorating the 
        first convening of the Congress in the Capitol building with 
        proceeds from the sale of the coins, less expenses, being 
        deposited for the United States Capitol Preservation Commission 
        with the specific purpose of aiding in the construction, 
        maintenance, and preservation of a Capitol Visitor Center.

SEC. 203. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.

    (a) Denominations.--The Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this 
title referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and issue the 
following coins under this title:
            (1) Bimetallic coins.--Not more than 200,000 $10 bimetallic 
        coins of gold and platinum, in accordance with such 
        specifications as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.
            (2) $1 silver coins.--Not more than 500,000 $1 coins, which 
        shall--
                    (A) weigh 26.73 grams;
                    (B) have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and
                    (C) contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
            (3) Half dollar.--Not more than 750,000 half dollar clad 
        coins, each of which--
                    (A) shall weigh 11.34 grams;
                    (B) have a diameter of 1.205 inches; and
                    (C) be minted to the specifications for half dollar 
                coins contained in section 5112(b) of title 31, United 
                States Code.

    (b) $5 Gold Coins.--If the Secretary determines that the minting and 
issuance of bimetallic coins under subsection (a)(1) is not feasible, 
the Secretary may mint and issue instead not more than 100,000 $5 coins, 
which shall--
            (1) weigh 8.359 grams;
            (2) have a diameter of 0.850 inches; and
            (3) contain 90 percent gold and 10 percent alloy.

    (c) Legal Tender.--The coins minted under this title shall be legal 
tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code.

SEC. 204. SOURCES OF BULLION.

    (a) Platinum and Gold.--The Secretary shall obtain platinum and gold 
for minting coins under this title from available sources.
    (b) Silver.--The Secretary may obtain silver for minting coins under 
this title from stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical 
Materials Stock Piling Act, and from other available sources.

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SEC. 205. DESIGN OF COINS.

    (a) Design Requirements.--
            (1) In general.--The design of the coins minted under this 
        title shall be emblematic of the first meeting of the United 
        States Congress in the United States Capitol Building.
            (2) Designation and inscriptions.--On each coin minted under 
        this title, there shall be--
                    (A) a designation of the value of the coin;
                    (B) an inscription of the year ``2001''; 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 title 
shall be--
            (1) selected by the Secretary, after consultation with the 
        United States Capitol Preservation Commission (in this title 
        referred to as the ``Commission'') and the Commission of Fine 
        Arts; and
            (2) reviewed by the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory 
        Committee.

SEC. 206. ISSUANCE OF COINS.

    (a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this title shall be issued 
in uncirculated and proof qualities.
    (b) Mint Facility.--Only one facility of the United States Mint may 
be used to strike any particular combination of denomination and quality 
of the coins minted under this title.
    (c) First Use of Year 2001 Date.--The coins minted under this title 
shall be the first commemorative coins of the United States to be issued 
bearing the inscription of the year ``2001''.
    (d) Promotion Consultation.--The Secretary shall--
            (1) consult with the Commission in order to establish a role 
        for the Commission or an entity designated by the Commission in 
        the promotion, advertising, and marketing of the coins minted 
        under this title; and
            (2) if the Secretary determines that such action would be 
        beneficial to the sale of coins minted under this title, enter 
        into a contract with the Commission or an entity referred to in 
        paragraph (1) to carry out the role established under paragraph 
        (1).

SEC. 207. SALE OF COINS.

    (a) Sale Price.--The coins minted under this title shall be sold by 
the Secretary at a price equal to the sum of--
            (1) the face value of the coins;
            (2) the surcharge provided in subsection (d) with respect to 
        such coins; and
            (3) the cost of designing and issuing the coins (including 
        labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead expenses, 
        marketing, and shipping).

    (b) Bulk Sales.--The Secretary shall make bulk sales of the coins 
issued under this title at a reasonable discount.
    (c) Prepaid Orders.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders 
        for the coins minted under this title before the issuance of 
        such coins.

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            (2) Discount.--Sale prices with respect to prepaid orders 
        under paragraph (1) shall be at a reasonable discount.

    (d) Surcharges.--All sales under this title shall include a 
surcharge established by the Secretary, in an amount equal to not more 
than--
            (1) $50 per coin for the $10 coin or $35 per coin for the $5 
        coin;
            (2) $10 per coin for the $1 coin; and
            (3) $3 per coin for the half dollar coin.

SEC. 208. DISTRIBUTION OF SURCHARGES.

    All surcharges received by the Secretary from the sale of coins 
minted under this title shall be deposited in the Capitol Preservation 
Fund in accordance with section 5134(f ) of title 31, United States 
Code, and shall be made available to the Commission for the purpose of 
aiding in the construction, maintenance, and preservation of a Capitol 
Visitor Center.

TITLE <<NOTE: Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial Commemorative Coin 
Act. 31 USC 5112 note.>>  III--LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION COMMEMORATIVE 
COIN

SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Lewis and Clark Expedition 
Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act''.

SEC. 302. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--
            (1) the expedition commanded by Meriwether Lewis and William 
        Clark, which came to be called ``The Corps of Discovery'', was 
        one of the most remarkable and productive scientific and 
        military exploring expeditions in all American history;
            (2) President Thomas Jefferson gave Lewis and Clark the 
        mission to ``explore the Missouri River & such principal stream 
        of it, as, by its course and communication with the waters of 
        the Pacific Ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado, or 
        any other river may offer the most direct and practical water 
        communication across this continent for the purposes of 

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