H. Res. 537: H.R. 1734 - Civilian Property Realignment Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Friday, February 3, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233 - 155 on Monday, February 6, 2012

MANAGERS: Polis/Webster

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 537

[Report No. 112-385]

 

H.R. 1734 - Civilian Property Realignment Act

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 Transportation and Infrastructure.

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

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-11, shall be considered as adopted, and provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the 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.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee 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. 1734) to decrease the deficit by realigning, consolidating, selling, disposing, and improving the efficiency of Federal buildings and other civilian real property, and for other purposes. 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 Transportation and Infrastructure. Mter general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print 112-11 shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole The bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such further 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 further amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and any further amendment 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.) Norton (DC)

#8 (REVISED) Would require federal agencies to compile environmental information about all property being considered for action and provide for a limited review of property by homeless service providers.

(10 Minutes)

2.) Denham (CA)

#6 (REVISED) Would provide for a review of properties for use for the homeless.

(10 Minutes)

3.) Connolly (VA)

# 1 Would protect the ability of federal agencies to work with local governments to preserve appropriate excess federal property as open space, eliminating federal maintenance expenses while preserving public benefits.

(10 Minutes)

4.) Jackson Lee (TX)

#5 (REVISED) Would add a sense of Congress that the
Civilian Property Realignment Commission should take
steps to provide assistance to small and minority-owned
businesses seeking to be awarded contracts and requires the Commission to report to Congress and the President every 6 months regarding contracting and the size of the entities awarded contracts.

(10 Minutes)

5.) Norton (DC)

#7 (REVISED) Would streamline GSA's notification process of excess properties by requiring GSA to directly notify Indian tribes of available excess properties and granting Indian tribes the option of obtaining the properties directly from GSA at fair market value rather the Department of Interior.

(10 Minutes)

6.) Carnahan (MO)

#3 Would require the use of life-cycle cost analysis in the design or lease of federal buildings receiving at least 50% Federal funding and which construction cost is over
$1,000,000 or the space to be leased is over 25,000 square feet. Would require future prospectuses submitted to Congress for the construction, alteration or acquisition of a building or space to be leased by the Administrator of General Services to describe the use of life-cycle cost analysis and how its use has impacted long-term costs.

(10 Minutes)