CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The House is expected to consider H.R. 2421 in the House on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Shelley Capito (R-WV) on May 14, 2009.
H.R. 2421 instructs the Treasury Secretary to mint and issue not more than 400,000 $1 coins symbolic of the 100th anniversary of President Wilson's proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
The bill authorizes the Treasury Secretary to issue the coins beginning January 1, 2014, but permits the Secretary to initiate the sale of the coins before the issue date. The bill terminates the minting authority after December 31, 2014.
Lastly, the bill requires coin sales to include a $10 surcharge per coin, with distribution of such surcharges to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Osteoporosis Foundation for the purpose of furthering research.
The Congressional Budget Office has not yet produced a cost estimate for H.R. 2421.