H.Res. 922: H.R. 3524 - HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday January 16, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday January 17, 2008.

MANAGERS: CASTOR/SESSIONS 

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 922

[Report No. 110-509]

 

H.R. 3524 – HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Financial Services.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services, now printed in the bill, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.
  5. 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).
  6. No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  7. 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.
  8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.
  11. Provides that H.Res. 894 is laid on the table.

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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. 3524) to reauthorize the HOPE VI program for revitalization of severely distressed public housing, 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.  General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.  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 Financial Services 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.  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.  During consideration in the House of H.R. 3524 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

            Sec. 3.  House Resolution 894 is laid upon the table.
 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

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1. Waters (CA)/Frank (MA)/Watt (NC): 

The amendment makes a number of technical and conforming changes as well as enhancements to the bill, including the following: (1) redefines the scope of the 1 for 1 replacement requirement by requiring the replacement of all units in existence as of January 1, 2005, and provides a limited waiver from the replacement requirement; (2) extends the timeline for rebuilding replacement housing units to 54 months from the date of execution of the grant agreement, consistent with current HUD practice; (3) clarifies procedural requirements for making any significant amendments or changes to a revitalization plan; (4) removes specific references to LEED for non-residential construction and excludes costs associated with green development compliance from HUD’s Total Development Cost calculation; (5) clarifies eligibility and occupancy standards; and (6) clarifies that no person not lawfully permitted to be in, or remain in, the United States is eligible for housing assistance under this bill.

 (20 minutes)

2. Neugebauer (TX): 

The amendment would apply the one-to-one replacement requirement for units demolished under a HOPE VI grant only to units that are occupied prior to demolition.

 (10 minutes)

3. Mahoney (FL): 

The amendment restores the set-aside for the Main Street grant program.

 (10 minutes)

4. Sessions (TX):  

The amendment maintains HUD’s authority to issue demolition-only grants.

 (10 minutes)

5. Lee (CA):  

The amendment will safeguard the rights of tenants of HOPE VI housing from eviction based on the criminal activities of others if the tenant is elderly or disabled, and did not or should not have known of the activity, or if they were the victims of a criminal act.

 (10 minutes)

 

6. King, Steve (IA): 

The amendment prevents appropriations for Davis-Bacon wages.

 (10 minutes)

7. Capito (WV): 

The amendment substitutes the green building requirement, which is part of the mandatory core component of the underlying bill, with a provision that includes green building as part of the mandatory graded section.  It also strikes references in the bill to specific green building standards and instead requires the Secretary of HUD to select a rating system, standard, or code for green buildings. This standard shall meet certain criteria and the Secretary shall conduct a study every 5 years to evaluate and compare third party green building standards to see if they meet the criteria.

 (10 minutes)