H.R. 813: The "J. Herbert W. Small Federal Building and United States Courthouse" Designation Act

H.R. 813

The "J. Herbert W. Small Federal Building and United States Courthouse" Designation Act

Sponsor
Rep. G, K. Butterfield

Date
March 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H. R. 813 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, March 10, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This resolution was introduced by Representative Butterfield (D-NC) on February 3, 2009.

Bill Summary

H. R. 813 would designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 306 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as the "J. Herbert W. Small Federal Building and United States Courthouse."

Background

According to the sponsor's office, J. Herbert W. Small was a resident of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, who began a law practice in Elizabeth City in 1949. In 1979, Small was elected as the Resident Superior Court Judge for North Carolina's First Judicial District, where he served for 17 years. Prior to his election as a district judge, Small served as District Attorney and as Special Counsel to the Congressional Committee on Intergovernmental Relations. In his addition to his 52 years in the law profession, Small served a number of charitable causes and served in the U.S. Navy for three years.

Cost

According to a CBO estimate, enacting this legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.