H.Res. 1272: Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, Kent State University shootings

H.Res. 1272

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, Kent State University shootings

Sponsor
Rep. Tim Ryan

Date
May 5, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1272 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) on April 20, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1272 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Recognizes the tragedy of the May 4 shootings and the implications that the shootings have had not only on Kent State and the local community, but also on the Nation and the world;
  • "Applauds the development of the May 4 visitors center as an additional primary resource to preserve and communicate the history of the May 4 shootings, its larger ethical and societal context and impact, and its enduring meaning for our democratic Nation."

 

Background

The year 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings that occurred on May 4, 1970.