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104th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 104-781
ROBERT K. RODIBAUGH UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURTHOUSE
September 10, 1996.--Referred to the House calendar and ordered to be
Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H.R. 3576]
[Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom
was referred the bill (H.R. 3576) to designate the United
States courthouse located at 401 South Michigan Street in South
Bend, Indiana, as the ``Robert Kurtz Rodibaugh United States
Courthouse'', having considered the same, report favorably
thereon with amendments and recommend that the bill as amended
The amendments are as follows:
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu
thereof the following:
SECTION 1. DESIGNATION.
The United States courthouse located at 401 South Michigan Street
in South Bend, Indiana, shall be known and designated as the ``Robert
K. Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy Courthouse.''.
SEC. 2. REFERENCES.
Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other
record of the United States to the United States courthouse referred to
in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Robert K.
Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy Courthouse''.
Amend the title so as to read:
A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 401
South Michigan Street in South Bend, Indiana, as the ``Robert K.
Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy Courthouse''.
Judge Robert Kurtz Rodibaugh served the Northern District
of Indiana in the area of bankruptcy law since his appointment
as a bankruptcy judge in 1960.
Judge Rodibaugh was born in Elkhart County, near Goshen,
Indiana. He attended South Bend grade schools and high school,
and he received his undergraduate and doctorate from the
University of Notre Dame. After gaining his admittance to
practice law in 1941, Judge Rodibaugh entered the military
service. He served in the United States Army during World War
II, returning to private practice in 1946.
In 1948, Judge Rodibaugh began his career in public service
as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Indiana 60th Judicial
Circuit. He served in this capacity from 1948 to 1950, and
again from 1953 to 1957. Judge Rodibaugh also served as the
Attorney for the St. Joseph County Board of Zoning Appeals, in
It was in 1960 that Judge Rodibaugh began his service to
the bankruptcy court when he was appointed a United States
Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, the
title then known as the Bankruptcy Referee of the United States
District Court. Judge Rodibaugh presided over the growth of the
bankruptcy court from one small courtroom with a part time
referee and a clerk's office of four employees in South Bend,
Indiana, to four courtroom locations in the cities of South
Bend, Fort Wayne, Gary, and Lafayette, Indiana, with four full
time judges and a clerk's office of over forty employees. In
1985, he was appointed Chief Bankruptcy Judge, and assumed
senior status in 1986.
Judge Rodibaugh fulfilled his duties as a referee in
bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy judge with patience,
fairness, dedication and legal scholarship which is most worthy
of recognition. It is a fitting tribute to name this building
in his honor.
compliance with rule xi
With respect to the requirements of clause 2(l)(3) of rule
XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives:
(1) The Subcommittee held a hearing and markup on
this legislation on July 31, 1996;
(2) The requirements of section 308(a)(1) of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are not applicable to
this legislation since it does not provide new budget
authority or new or increased tax expenditures;
(3) The Committee has received no report from the
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of
oversight findings and recommendations arrived at under
clause 4(C)(2) of rule X of the Rules of the House of
(4) With respect to clause 2(l)(3)(C) of rule XI of
the Rules of the House of Representatives and section
403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, a cost
estimate by the Congressional Budget Office was
received by the Committee.
The report follows:
Congressional Budget Office,
Washington, DC, August 6, 1996.
Hon. Bud Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of
Representatives, Washington, DC.
Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has
reviewed H.R. 3576, a bill to designate the United States
courthouse located at 401 South Michigan Street in South Bend,
Indiana, as the ``Robert Kurtz Rodibaugh United States
Courthouse,'' as ordered reported by the House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure on August 1, 1996. We
estimate that enacting H.R. 3576 would result in no significant
cost to the federal government. The bill would not affect
direct spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go
procedures would not apply.
In addition, H.R. 3576 contains intergovernmental or
private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates
Reform Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-4) and would not affect the
budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is John R.
June E. O'Neill, Director.
inflationary impact statement
Under (2)(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of
Representatives, the Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure estimates that enactment of H.R. 3576 will have
no significant inflationary impact on prices and costs in the
operation of the national economy.
cost of legislation
Clause 7(a) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of
Representatives requires a statement of the estimated cost to
the United States which will be incurred in carrying out H.R.
3576, as reported, in fiscal year 1997, and each of the
following five years. Implementation of this legislation is not
expected to result in any increased costs to the United States.
committee action and vote
In compliance with clause (2)(l)(2) (A) and (B) of rule XI
of the Rules of the House of Representatives, at a meeting of
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on August 1,
1996, a quorum being present, H.R. 3576 was unanimously
approved by a voice vote and ordered reported.