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Titles (4)

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Short Titles as Enacted

Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Thomas Alva Edison Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the birth of Thomas Alva Edison, to redesign the half dollar circulating coin for 1997 to commemorate Thomas Edison, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (6)

Date Actions Overview
10/31/1998Became Public Law No: 105-331. (TXT | PDF)
10/31/1998Signed by President.
10/20/1998Presented to President.
10/07/1998Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S11807-11808)
09/09/1998Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 1 (Roll No. 417).
02/11/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (17)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/31/1998Became Public Law No: 105-331. (TXT | PDF)
10/31/1998Signed by President.
10/20/1998HousePresented to President.
10/08/1998SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/07/1998SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S11807-11808)
09/10/1998SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
09/09/1998-5:22pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
09/09/1998-5:21pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/09/1998-5:21pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 1 (Roll No. 417).
09/09/1998-5:00pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7466)
09/09/1998-12:57pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/09/1998-12:38pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
09/09/1998-12:38pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7440-7444)
09/09/1998-12:38pmHouseMr. Castle moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/28/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy.
Action By: Committee on Banking and Financial Services
02/11/1997HouseReferred to the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services.
02/11/1997HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (296)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Goss, Porter J. [R-FL-14]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9]* 02/11/1997
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 02/11/1997
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1]* 02/11/1997
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Smith, Nick [R-MI-7]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI-8]* 02/11/1997
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 03/05/1997
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 03/05/1997
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 03/05/1997
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3] 03/05/1997
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11] 03/05/1997
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 03/05/1997
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7] 03/05/1997
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4] 03/05/1997
Rep. Fowler, Tillie [R-FL-4] 03/05/1997
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40] 03/05/1997
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1] 03/05/1997
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 03/05/1997
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-31] 03/05/1997
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 03/05/1997
Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3] 03/05/1997
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 03/05/1997
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9] 03/05/1997
Rep. Bliley, Tom [R-VA-7] 03/05/1997
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 03/05/1997
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22] 03/05/1997
Rep. Bateman, Herbert H. [R-VA-1] 03/05/1997
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 03/05/1997
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 03/05/1997
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 03/05/1997
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 03/05/1997
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 05/22/1997
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 05/22/1997
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 05/22/1997
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 05/22/1997
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 05/22/1997
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 05/22/1997
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 05/22/1997
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 05/22/1997
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 05/22/1997
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-11] 05/22/1997
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 05/22/1997
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 05/22/1997
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 05/22/1997
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49] 05/22/1997
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 05/22/1997
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 05/22/1997
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 05/22/1997
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12] 05/22/1997
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 05/22/1997
Rep. Fox, Jon D. [R-PA-13] 05/22/1997
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 05/22/1997
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 05/22/1997
Rep. McIntosh, David M. [R-IN-2] 05/22/1997
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13] 05/22/1997
Rep. Pappas, Michael [R-NJ-12] 05/22/1997
Rep. Paxon, Bill [R-NY-27] 05/22/1997
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 05/22/1997
Rep. Snowbarger, Vince [R-KS-3] 05/22/1997
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] 05/22/1997
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3] 05/22/1997
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11] 05/22/1997
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 05/22/1997
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 05/22/1997
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 05/22/1997
Rep. Baesler, Scotty [D-KY-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Blagojevich, Rod R. [D-IL-5] 07/31/1997
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 07/31/1997
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 07/31/1997
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 07/31/1997
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 07/31/1997
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 07/31/1997
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 07/31/1997
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 07/31/1997
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 07/31/1997
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7] 07/31/1997
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 07/31/1997
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 07/31/1997
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 07/31/1997
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 07/31/1997
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 07/31/1997
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3] 07/31/1997
Rep. Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A. [D-PR-At Large] 07/31/1997
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 07/31/1997
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 07/31/1997
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 07/31/1997
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9] 07/31/1997
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 07/31/1997
Rep. Barrett, Bill [R-NE-3] 07/31/1997
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5] 07/31/1997
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 07/31/1997
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-47] 07/31/1997
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 07/31/1997
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 07/31/1997
Rep. Ewing, Thomas W. [R-IL-15] 07/31/1997
Rep. Fawell, Harris W. [R-IL-13] 07/31/1997
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] 07/31/1997
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 07/31/1997
Rep. Hamilton, Lee H. [D-IN-9] 07/31/1997
Rep. Hill, Rick [R-MT-At Large] 07/31/1997
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-31] 07/31/1997
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Klug, Scott L. [R-WI-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Lazio, Rick [R-NY-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-11] 07/31/1997
Rep. Livingston, Bob [R-LA-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Neumann, Mark W. [R-WI-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 07/31/1997
Rep. Rogan, James E. [R-CA-27] 07/31/1997
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] 07/31/1997
Rep. Schaefer, Dan [R-CO-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] 07/31/1997
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 07/31/1997
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20] 07/31/1997
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. Talent, Jim [R-MO-2] 07/31/1997
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. White, Rick [R-WA-1] 07/31/1997
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 07/31/1997
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 07/31/1997
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 07/31/1997
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. McDade, Joseph M. [R-PA-10] 07/31/1997
Rep. Redmond, Bill [R-NM-3] 07/31/1997
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 07/31/1997
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 07/31/1997
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 07/31/1997
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 07/31/1997
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20] 07/31/1997
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 07/31/1997
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7] 07/31/1997
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 07/31/1997
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 07/31/1997
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4] 07/31/1997
Rep. McHale, Paul [D-PA-15] 07/31/1997
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 09/23/1997
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1] 09/23/1997
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 09/23/1997
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2] 09/23/1997
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 09/23/1997
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 09/23/1997
Rep. Campbell, Tom [R-CA-15] 09/23/1997
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 09/23/1997
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22] 04/22/1998
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15] 04/22/1998
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 04/22/1998
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1] 04/22/1998
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 04/22/1998
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 04/22/1998
Rep. Skaggs, David E. [D-CO-2] 04/22/1998
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-32] 04/22/1998
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 04/22/1998
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 04/22/1998
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 04/22/1998
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4] 04/29/1998
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 04/29/1998
Rep. Metcalf, Jack [R-WA-2] 04/29/1998
Rep. Thomas, William M. [R-CA-21] 04/29/1998
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 04/29/1998
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 04/29/1998
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 04/29/1998
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 04/29/1998
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 05/06/1998
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 05/06/1998
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1] 05/06/1998
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 05/06/1998
Rep. Parker, Mike [R-MS-4] 05/06/1998
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 05/06/1998
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 05/06/1998
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 05/06/1998
Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4] 05/06/1998
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1] 05/06/1998
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 05/06/1998
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10] 05/07/1998
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 05/07/1998
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9] 05/07/1998
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 05/07/1998
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8] 05/12/1998
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 05/12/1998
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 05/12/1998
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 05/13/1998
Rep. Smith, Robert [R-OR-2] 05/13/1998
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 05/13/1998
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 05/13/1998
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/13/1998
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 05/13/1998
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 05/13/1998
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 05/13/1998
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9] 05/13/1998
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] 05/13/1998
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 05/13/1998
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 05/13/1998
Rep. Northup, Anne M. [R-KY-3] 05/13/1998
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-42] 05/13/1998
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23] 05/13/1998
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] 05/13/1998
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 05/13/1998
Rep. Kim, Jay [R-CA-41] 05/13/1998
Rep. Packard, Ron [R-CA-48] 05/13/1998
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 05/13/1998
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] 05/19/1998
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30] 05/19/1998
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 05/19/1998
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 05/20/1998
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/20/1998
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 05/20/1998
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 05/20/1998
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 05/20/1998
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 05/20/1998
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5] 05/22/1998
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 05/22/1998
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 05/22/1998
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 05/22/1998
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 05/22/1998
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 05/22/1998
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 05/22/1998
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 05/22/1998
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 05/22/1998
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 05/22/1998
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 05/22/1998
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 05/22/1998
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 05/22/1998
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-19] 05/22/1998
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 05/22/1998
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 05/22/1998
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8] 05/22/1998
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 05/22/1998
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 05/22/1998
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 05/22/1998
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 05/22/1998
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 05/22/1998
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 05/22/1998
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 09/09/1998

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Banking and Financial Services02/11/1997 Referred to
House Banking and Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy02/28/1997 Referred to

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Passed House amended (09/09/1998)

Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint one-dollar silver coins emblematic of the light bulb and the many inventions made by Thomas A. Edison throughout his prolific life. Mandates that: (1) the obverse side of the coins bear the likeness of Thomas A. Edison; and (2) coin design be selected by the Secretary and reviewed by the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee.

Terminates the authority to mint such coins after December 31, 2004. Requires that certain surcharges received from coin sales be distributed to specified entities.