H. Res. 653: H.R. 1018 - Restore Our American Mustangs Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Thursday,  July 16, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 232 – 188 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 236 – 186 on Friday, July 17, 2009.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Foxx

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 653

[Report No. 111-212]

 

H.R. 1018 - The Restore Our American Mustangs Act

1.      Structured rule.

2.      Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3.      Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

4.      Provides that the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources, now printed in the bill, shall be considered as adopted.

5.      Provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  

6.     Waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).

7.      Makes in order the amendment printed in part A of the Report of the Committee on Rules if offered by Rep. Rahall or his designee which, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

8.      Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Hastings of Washington or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

9.      Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

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

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RESOLUTION

            Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1018) to amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros, 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 except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources 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 of the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources; (2) the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Rahall of West Virginia or his designee, which shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question; (3) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Hastings of Washington or his designee, which shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable for 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (4) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Sec. 2. All points of order against amendments specified in the first section of this resolution are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

#1 Rahall- The amendment broadens the types of fertility controls authorized under the bill, narrows the definition of prohibited ‘‘commercial’’ uses for wild horses and burros and clarifies the membership of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Council; relaxes the requirement that the acreage available to wild horses and burros never be less than when the original Act passed in 1971; and the amendment makes restoration of the acreage a goal, rather than a requirement. (10 minutes)

SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

#2 Hastings (WA): Amendment in the nature of a substitute - The amendment in the nature of a substitute is identical to the text of the wild horses and burros bill as passed by the House in the 110th Congress. It prohibits the commercial slaughter of horses and estimated by CBO to cost less than $500,000 a year to implement. (30 minutes)