Legislation calling for a commemorative coin program in 2016 honoring the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, was introduced May 10 in the U.S. Senate by Ohio senator Rob Portman.
Surcharges of $35, $10 and $5, respectively, would go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the purposes of financing the construction of a new building and renovating existing facilities.
The legislation notes the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened Sept. 7, 1963.
There is only one co-sponsor thus far. The rules require two-thirds of the Senate membership to signal their support before it will be brought up for a vote.
A House of Representatives version of the bill introduced in February has 205 co-sponsors, which is not quite half the membership of that body.
The proposed issue is not tied to any anniversary.