S.203 - Pro Football Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act
A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Mr. PORTMAN (for himself, Mr. MANCHIN, Mr. RUBIO, Mr. MORAN, Mr. CORKER, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. ISAKSON, and Mr. BOOZMAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(2) The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened its doors on September 7, 1963. On that day, a charter class of 17 players, coaches, and contributors were enshrined. Among the group were such legends as Sammy Baugh, Red Grange, George Halas, Don Hutson, Bronko Nagurski, and Jim Thorpe. Through 2012, 273 members had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Three distinct iconic symbols represent an individual’s membership in the Hall of Fame: a bronze bust, a Hall of Fame gold jacket, and a Hall of Fame ring.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) The Pro Football Hall of Fame has welcomed nearly 9,000,000 visitors from around the world since opening in 1963. The museum has grown from its original 19,000-square-foot building to a 118,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, as a result of expansions in 1971, 1978, 1995, and most recently in 2011-2013. In addition, major exhibit renovations were completed in 2003, 2008, and 2009.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) The Pro Football Hall of Fame houses the world’s largest collection on professional football. Included in the museum’s vast collection are more than 20,000 three-dimensional artifacts and more than 20,000,000 pages of documents, including nearly 3,000,000 photographic images.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) The Pro Football Hall of Fame reaches a worldwide audience of nearly 15,000,000 people annually through visitors to the museum, participants in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, three nationally televised events, the Hall of Fame’s Web site, social media outlets, special events across the country, and through the museum’s Educational Outreach video conferencing programs.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.
SEC. 4. DESIGN OF COINS.
SEC. 5. ISSUANCE OF COINS.
SEC. 6. SALE OF COINS.
SEC. 7. SURCHARGES.
(b) Distribution- Subject to
(c) Audits- The Pro Football Hall of Fame shall be subject to the audit requirements of
(d) Limitation- Notwithstanding subsection (a), no surcharge may be included with respect to the issuance under this Act of any coin during a calendar year if, as of the time of such issuance, the issuance of such coin would result in the number of commemorative coin programs issued during such year to exceed the annual 2 commemorative coin program issuance limitation under