H. Res. 1764: Senate amendment to H.R. 2965 - SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2009 (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010)

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE  of 6-2 on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 232-180 on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.   

MANAGERS: Pingree/Diaz-Balart

111th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 1764

[Report No. 111-681]

 

Senate amendment to H.R. 2965 - SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2009 (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010)

1.         Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2965.

2.         Makes in order a motion by the Majority Leader or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.

3.         Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader or their respective designees.

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 amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.                                                                                      

RESOLUTION

                        Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 2965) to amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI, a motion offered by the Majority Leader or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. The Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The motion shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader or their respective designees. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion.                    

SUMMARY OF HOUSE AMENDMENT

The amendment enables repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. It sets out several requirements before repeal can take place. These include: (1) receipt of the recommendations of the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group on how to implement a repeal of DADT (which Congress received on November 30) and (2) a certification by the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and President that repeal is first, consistent with military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion & recruiting, and second, that the DoD has prepared the necessary policies and regulations to implement its repeal. It would also include a 60 day period after certification before the repeal took effect.

TEXT OF THE HOUSE AMENDMNET