Senate Passes Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

Posted on 02 October 2008 by Dan


Somewhere in the political financial gloom I missed the fact that the Senate Passed H.R. 5872, the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. This is the bill that was introduced by U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), that was previously reported on.

Congressional Research Service Summary of the Bill:

Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act – Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 350,000 $1 coins in commemoration of the centennial of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.

Requires the coin design to be emblematic of the 100 years of the organization.

Restricts issuance of such coins to February 8 through December 31, 2010.

Subjects coin sales to a surcharge of $10 per coin.

Requires payment of such surcharges to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation, to be made available to local councils in the form of grants for the extension of Scouting in hard-to-serve areas.

You can read the full Bill at GovTrack.

The bill was passed without much fanfare at all:

Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA]: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Banking Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5872, and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.

Chair: Without objection, it is so ordered.

The clerk will report the bill by title.

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.

Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA]: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the bill be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table, with no intervening action or debate, and any statements related to the bill be printed in the Record.

Chair: Without objection, it is so ordered.

Chair: The bill (H.R. 5872) was ordered to a third reading, was read the third time, and passed.

The bill has been presented to the President, who is expected to sign the bill into law. After the President has signed the bill into law, the U.S. Mint will work on the details of minting the commemorative coin.

Hat Tip: boyandgirlscouts.com – News, opinion, advice

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