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Ill STAT. 32 PUBLIC LAW 105-14—MAY 14, 1997 Public Law 105-14 105th Congress An Act To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress May 14, 1997 to Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra in recognition of his outstanding and enduring rg oQci contributions through his entertainment career and humanitarian activities, and for other piu-poses. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 31 USC 5111 SECTION 1. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra has touched the Hves of miliions around the world and across generations through his outstanding career in entertainment, which has spanned more than 5 decades; (2) Frank Sinatra has significantly contributed to the entertainment industry through his endeavors as a producer, director, actor, and gifted vocalist; (3) the humanitarian contributions of Frank Sinatra have been recognized in the forms of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, and the George Foster Peabody Award; and (4) the entertainment accomplishments of Frank Sinatra, including the release of more than 50 albums and appearances in more than 60 films, have been recognized in the forms of the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Kennedy Center Honors, 8 Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science, 2 Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and an Emmy Award. 31 USC 5111 SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL. ^'^^' (a) PRESENTATION AUTHORIZED. —The President is authorized to present, on behalf of the Congress, a gold medal of appropriate design to Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra in recognition of his outstanding and enduring contributions through his entertainment career and numerous humanitarian activities. (b) DESIGN AND STRIKING. — For the purpose of the presentation referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary") shall strike a gold medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by the Secretary.