S. 188: To designate the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the John M. Roll United States Courthouse

S. 188

To designate the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the John M. Roll United States Courthouse

Sponsor
Sen. John McCain

Date
February 9, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider S. 188 under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The bill was introduced on January 26, 2011, by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and was approved in the Senate by unanimous consent on February 1, 2011.

Bill Summary

S. 188 would designate a U.S. courthouse currently under construction in Yuma, AZ, as the “John M. Roll United States Courthouse.”  Under the bill, any reference to the courthouse in a law, map, regulation, or other record would be deemed to be a reference to the “John M. Roll United States Courthouse.”

Background

John M. Roll was the chief federal judge in the state of Arizona and was slain along with five others in the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011.  Judge Roll was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and moved to Arizona as a child.  Judge Roll attended high school in Arizona and received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Arizona.  In 1991, Roll was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to fill a seat on the U.S. District Court for the state of Arizona and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 22, 1991.  In 2006, Judge Roll was appointed Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate for S. 188 was not available as of press time.