H. Res. 463: H.R. 822 - National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, November 14, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 271-153 on November 15, 2011.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Nugent

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 463

[Report No. 112-283]

 

H.R. 822 - National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 822) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for. the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information  provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Woodall (GA)

#18

Would protect the rights of states that already have reciprocal agreements in place for the concealed carry of firearms to continue enforcing those preexisting agreements.

 

(10 minutes)

2. McCarthy, Carolyn (NY)

#7

Would specify that the legislation can only go into effect in states that have passed legislation enacting the bill.

 

(10 minutes)

3. Hastings, Alcee (FL)

#29

(LATE) (REVISED) Would exempt states from issuing a carry permit on the basis of state reciprocity which do not require individuals to apply for and complete a carry permit application at their local law enforcement station.

 

(10 minutes)

4. Jackson Lee (TX)

#1

Would require a state to create a comprehensive database that would contain all permits and licenses issued by the State for carrying a concealed weapon and would make this comprehensive database available to law enforcement officers from all states 24 hours a day.

 

(10 minutes)

5. Conyers (MI)

#22

Would preserve state laws with respect to eligibility for concealed-carry.

 

(10 minutes)

6. Johnson, Hank (GA)

#9

Would require the possession or carrying of a concealed handgun in a state to be subject to that state’s law regarding concealed carry in regards to firearm safety training that includes live-fire exercise.

 

(10 minutes)

7. Cohen (TN)

#11

Would exempt from the bill any State law requiring a person to be at least 21 years of age to possess or carry a concealed handgun.

 

(10 minutes)

8. Jackson Lee (TX)

#2

(REVISED) Would require a person provide at least 24 hours notice to a law enforcement officer of the State of the intention to possess or carry a concealed handgun in the State

 

(10 minutes)

9. Cicilline (RI)

#23

Would limit the bill from taking effect in a state until the State Attorney General, head of the State police, and the Secretary of State have jointly certified that the other state’s carry laws are substantially similar to its own licensing or permitting requirements.

 

(10 minutes)

10. Reichert (WA)

#28

(LATE) (REVISED) Would require a GAO study on the ability of state and local law enforcement authorities to verify the validity of out-of-state concealed firearms permits.

 

(10 minutes)