H.R. 5512 (110th): Coin Modernization and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2008


Feb 28, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 8, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Zachary “Zack” Space

Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 12, 2008
Length: 12 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reduce the costs of producing 1-cent and 5-cent coins, provide authority to the Secretary of the Treasury to perform research and development on new metallic content for circulating coins, and to require biennial reports to Congress on circulating coin production costs and possible alternative metallic content.

Summary (CRS)

5/8/2008--Passed House amended.Coin Modernization and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2008 - Requires the one-cent coin (except for Lincoln Bicentennial Numismatic Pennies) to be produced primarily of steel and treated to ... Read more >

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Feb 28, 2008

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May 8, 2008
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5512”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3956 (Related)
Coin Modernization and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 24, 2007

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