H. Res. 745: H.R. 3246 - Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009

  COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday September 15, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MANAGERS: Matsui/Diaz-Balart

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 745

[Report No. 111-255]

 

 

H.R. 3246 - Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009

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Structured rule. 

2.

Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology.

3.

Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

4.

Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

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Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except for clause 10 of rule XXI. This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure

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No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  Provides that the amendments made in order 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.

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Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

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Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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Provides that the Chair may entertain a motion to rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Science and Technology or a designee.

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Provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike the enacting clause.

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. 3246) to provide for a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application in vehicle technologies at the Department of Energy. 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. 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 Science and Technology. 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 Science and Technology 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 except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, 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 except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. 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. 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. The Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Science and Technology or his designee. The Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII).

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Gordon (TN)

#16

(REVISED) Would (1) amend title I to require the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress after 18 months, and annually thereafter through 2015, after enactment on the technologies developed, the success of the adopted technologies for commercial applications, and whether those technologies are manufactured in the United States; (2) amend the reporting requirement in title II to clarify that the Secretary of Energy must submit the report to Congress annually; and (3) expand the nonroad systems program from heavy duty nonroad equipment to mobile nonroad equipment.

(20 minutes)

2. Broun (GA)

#6

(REVISED) Would freeze authorization amounts at FY2010 levels through FY2013 and cut funding in FY2014.

(10 minutes)

3. Broun (GA)

#7

Would add a requirement to title I that the Secretary of Energy submit to Congress an annual report describing activities undertaken in the previous year, active industry participants, efforts to recruit new participants, progress of the program in meeting goals and timelines, and a strategic plan for funding of activities across agencies.

(10 minutes)

4. Polis (CO)

#1

Would include retrofitting advanced vehicle technologies to existing vehicles as an area of research under the bill.

(10 minutes)

5. Posey (FL), Kosmas (FL)

#14

Would direct the Secretary of Energy to establish within the existing Vehicle Technologies Program an Innovative Automotive Demonstration Program to make competitively awarded grants for the purpose of demonstrating and bringing to market very high energy efficiency vehicles achieving at least 70 miles per gallon.

(10 minutes)

6. Kennedy (RI)

#13

Would amend industry participation in the vehicle research and development program (sec. 101) to include manufacturers of all qualified plug-in electric vehicles.

(10 minutes)

7. Holt (NJ)

#15

Would explicitly include agricultural and construction equipment in the nonroad systems pilot program (sec. 204).

(10 minutes)

8. Marshall (GA)

#2

Would require that research into refueling and recharging infrastructure for alternative and hybrid fuel vehicles include the unique challenges facing rural areas.

(10 minutes)

9. Cohen (TN)

#3

Would add hydraulics, flywheels, and compressed air storage as technologies eligible for the proposed program.

(10 minutes)

10. Donnelly (IN), Souder (IN), DeFazio (OR)

#11

Would include recreational vehicles as eligible under the Medium and Heavy Duty Commercial and Transit Vehicles research and development program (sec. 201).

(10 minutes)

11. Sestak (PA)

#10

Would require the Secretary of Energy to research and develop methods of reducing waste and emissions from advanced battery technology and to increase advanced battery calendar and cycle life.

(10 minutes)

12. Massa (NY)

#8

Would authorize support for public-private partnerships and industry programs that seek to overcome barriers to commercial production.

(10 minutes)