H.R. 2866, Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

H.R. 2866

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

Sponsor
Rep. Lee Terry

Date
September 15, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, September 15, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 2866, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, as amended, under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 2866 was introduced on July 30, 2013 by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) and referred to the Committee on Financial Services.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2866 directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 gold coins in commemoration of the founding of Father Flanagan’s Boys Town.  This legislation also directs the Secretary to mint and issue not more than 350,000 $1 silver coins and 300,000 half-dollar clad coins.  The coins would be available in the year beginning January 1, 2017.

Background

Boys Town is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to saving children and healing families and is headquartered in the village of Boys Town, Nebraska.”[1]  Father Flanagan’s Boy Home was founded on December 12, 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan and was created to serve children of all races and religions.[2]  Father Flanagan traveled the globe visiting war orphans and advised government leader on how to care for displaced children.  Boys Town provides care to children and families across the country, impacting the lives of more than 2,000,000 children and families every year.  December 12th, 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of Boys Town, Nebraska.

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[1] See H.R. 2866
[2] See Id.

Cost

CBO has estimated that completion of the program described in the bill would have no significant net impact on direct spending.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.