H. Res. 607: H.R. 3043 - Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017; H.R. 3441 - Save Local Business Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-2 on Monday, November 6, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-182 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-182 on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Burgess

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 607

Report No. 115-391

 

H.R. 3043 - Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017

H.R. 3441 - Save Local Business Act

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 3043.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  6. Makes in order only those further 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.
  9. Closed rule for H.R. 3441.
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

 

Resolved, That at any time after 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. 3043) to modernize hydropower policy, 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 Energy and Commerce. 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 Energy and Commerce 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. Sec. 2. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3441) to clarify the treatment of two or more employers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 3043 PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Pocan (WI),

Groth man (WI)

#5

Requires the U.S. Department of lnterior consider the threat of invasive species when it makes decisions on hydropower licensing.

(10 minutes)

2. Babin (TX)

#8

(LATE) (REVISED) Allows FERC to examine the (10 minutes) licenses of any project located in an area that was declared by the President to be a disaster area in 201 7.

(10 minutes)

3. Jenkins, Evan (WV)

#7

(LATE) Ensures that when hydro projects have an (10 minutes) existing Memorandum of Understanding for non-federal hydropower with FERC that all relevant federal agencies are authorized to fully study and review the potential

expansion of non-federal hydropower, including a review of seasonal pool levels and slowing flood releases.

(10 minutes)

4. Rush (IL)

#6

(REVISED) (SUBSTITUTE) Adds a new section to the (10 minutes) Federal Power Act (FPA) to improve the hydropower

licensing process. It directs the Commission and the Federal resource agencies to convene a negotiated rulemaking within 90 days of enactment with state and local government representatives, Indian tribes, and stakeholders to develop a process that will coordinate all necessary Federal authorizations and enable the Commission to make a final decision on a license not

later than 3 years of receiving a completed license application ..

        (10 minutes)