H. Res. 1212 - Senate amendments to H.R. 1586 - Aviation Safety and Investment Act of 2010

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, March 24, 2010.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 231-190 on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Sessions

111th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 1212

[Report No. 111-456]

 

                                                                 

Senate amendments to H.R. 1586 - Aviation Safety and Investment Act of 2010                                                    

1.         Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 1586.    

2.         Makes in order a single motion by the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title and that the House concur in the   Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question.

3.         Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.     

4.         Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.   

5.         Provides that the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read. 

6.         Provides that measures may be considered under suspension of the rules at any time through Sunday, March 28, 2010.  The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this authority.        

7.         Waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported from the Rules committee through the legislative day of March 29, 2010.         

8.         Provides for pro forma sessions until the House adjourns and provides that on any legislative day as specified, the Speaker may at any time declare the House adjourned.             

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 1586) to impose an additional tax on bonuses received from certain TARP recipients, with the Senate amendments thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI, a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title and that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. The Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read. The motion shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question.

Sec. 2. It shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 28, 2010, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules. The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

Sec. 3. The requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House is waived with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 29, 2010.

Sec. 4. (a) On any legislative day specified in subsection (b), the Speaker may at any time declare the House adjourned.

(b) When the House adjourns on a motion pursuant to this subsection or a declaration pursuant to subsection (a) on the legislative day of:

(1) Thursday, March 25, 2010, it shall stand adjourned until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2010.

(2) Monday, March 29, 2010, it shall stand adjourned until 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

(3) Thursday, April 1, 2010, it shall stand adjourned until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2010.

(4) Monday, April 5, 2010, it shall stand adjourned until 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

(5) Thursday, April 8, 2010, it shall stand adjourned until noon on Monday, April 12, 2010.

(c) If, during any adjournment addressed by subsection (b), the House has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in an applicable concurrent resolution of adjournment, the House shall stand adjourned (as though by motion) pursuant to such concurrent resolution.

(d) The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by this section as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

      TEXT

                                It substitutes the text of the bill with the House passed versions of H.R. 915 and H.R. 3371, amends the short title of the bill, and adds a line at the end of the bill to ensure the bill is PAYGO compliant. It provides approximately $53.5 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) programs for FY2010 through FY2012, including $12.3 billion for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), $10.1 billion for FAA Facilities and Equipment, $794 million for Research, Engineering, and Development (RE&D), and $30.3 billion for FAA Operations. It adjusts the general aviation jet fuel tax rate from 21.8 to 35.9 cents per gallon and the aviation gasoline tax rate from 19.3 to 24.1 cents per gallon, but would not impose new fees on airlines and passengers. It allows airports to increase passenger facility charges (PFCs), raising the maximum from $4.50 to $7 per passenger. It increases authorized spending for facilities and equipment to support development of Next Generation (NextGen) air traffic modernization initiatives, and authorizes increased funding for airport infrastructure improvement grants. It addresses system capacity, aviation safety, environmental issues, and airline industry issues, including airline passenger rights issues. It requires that all express carrier employees that are not eligible for certification under FAA rules are governed by the National Labor Relations Act, instead of the Railway Labor Act. It amends the dispute resolution process of the FAA personnel management system, so that disputes can be referred to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. It provides that FAA employees are covered by the Back Pay Act. It requires the FAA to inspect foreign repair stations at least twice a year, and perform drug and alcohol testing on those individuals working on aircraft. It requires GAO to conduct a study of the legal requirements and policies followed by the Department of Transportation in deciding whether to approve international alliances and grant exemptions from the antitrust law in connection with alliances. Finally, it requires the FAA to undertake a number of changes to improve airline safety and pilot training.