US (United States) Code. Title 2. Chapter 19A: John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award

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2 USC CHAPTER 19A - JOHN HEINZ COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

AWARD 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 19A - JOHN HEINZ COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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CHAPTER 19A - JOHN HEINZ COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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831. John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Award categories.

(c) Qualification criteria for award.

(d) Presentation of award.

(e) Publication of evaluations.

(f) Reimbursement of costs.

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2 USC Sec. 831 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 19A - JOHN HEINZ COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

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Sec. 831. John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award

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(a) Establishment

There is hereby established the John Heinz Competitive Excellence

Award, which shall be evidenced by a national medal bearing the

inscription ''John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award''. The medal,

to be minted by the United States Mint and provided to the

Congress, shall be of such design and bear such additional

inscriptions as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, in

consultation with the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate,

the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House of

Representatives, and the family of Senator John Heinz. The medal

shall be -

(1) three inches in diameter; and

(2) made of bronze obtained from recycled sources.

(b) Award categories

(1) In general

Two separate awards may be given under this section in each

year. One such award may be given to a qualifying individual

(including employees of any State or local government, or the

Federal Government), and 1 such award may be given to a

qualifying organization, institution, or business.

(2) Limitation

No award shall be made under this section to an entity in

either category described in paragraph (1) in any year if there

is no qualified individual, organization, institution, or

business recommended under subsection (c) of this section for an

award in such category in that year.

(c) Qualification criteria for award

(1) Selection panel

A selection panel shall be established, comprised of a total of

8 persons, including -

(A) 2 persons appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate;

(B) 2 persons appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;

(C) 2 persons appointed by the Speaker of the House of

Representatives; and

(D) 2 persons appointed by the Minority Leader of the House

of Representatives.

(2) Qualification

An individual, organization, institution, or business may

qualify for an award under this section only if such individual,

organization, institution, or business -

(A) is nominated to the Majority or Minority Leader of the

Senate or to the Speaker or the Minority Leader of the House of

Representatives by a member of the Senate or the House of

Representatives;

(B) permits a rigorous evaluation by the Office of Technology

Assessment of the way in which such individual, organization,

institution, or business has demonstrated excellence in

promoting United States industrial competitiveness; and

(C) meets such other requirements as the selection panel

determines to be appropriate to achieve the objectives of this

section.

(3) Evaluation

An evaluation of each nominee shall be conducted by the Office

of Technology Assessment. The Office of Technology Assessment

shall work with the selection panel to establish appropriate

procedures for evaluating nominees.

(4) Panel review

The selection panel shall review the Office of Technology

Assessment's evaluation of each nominee and may, based on those

evaluations, recommend 1 award winner for each year for each

category described in subsection (b)(1) of this section to the

Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and the Speaker and

the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.

(d) Presentation of award

(1) In general

The Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and the Speaker

and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall

make the award to an individual and an organization, institution,

or business that has demonstrated excellence in promoting United

States industrial competitiveness in the international

marketplace through technological innovation, productivity

improvement, or improved competitive strategies.

(2) Ceremonies

The presentation of an award under this section shall be made

by the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and the

Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives,

with such ceremonies as they may deem proper.

(3) Publicity

An individual, organization, institution, or business to which

an award is made under this section may publicize its receipt of

such award and use the award in its advertising, but it shall be

ineligible to receive another award in the same category for a

period of 5 years.

(e) Publication of evaluations

(1) Summary of evaluations

The Office of Technology Assessment shall ensure that all

nominees receive a detailed summary of any evaluation conducted

of such nominee under subsection (c) of this section.

(2) Summary of competitiveness strategy

The Office of Technology Assessment shall also make available

to all nominees and the public a summary of each award winner's

competitiveness strategy. Proprietary information shall not be

included in any such summary without the consent of the award

winner.

(f) Reimbursement of costs

The Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and the Speaker

and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives are

authorized to seek and accept gifts from public and private sources

to defray the cost of implementing this section.

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(Pub. L. 102-429, title III, Sec. 301, Oct. 21, 1992, 106 Stat.

2205.)

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