H.Res. 302: H.R. 1361 – Relief for Entrepreneurs: Coordination of Objectives and Values for Effective Recovery Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday April 17, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday April 18, 2007.

MANAGERS: HASTINGS (FL)/DIAZ-BALART, LINCOLN

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES.  302

[Report No. 110-97]

 
 

H.R. 1361 – Relief for Entrepreneurs: Coordination of Objectives and Values for Effective Recovery 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 Small Business.
  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 Small Business now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.  The bill as amended shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment and shall be considered as read. 
  5. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived.
  6. No further amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  7. Provides that the further amendments made in order in Part B 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.

 

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. 1361) to improve the disaster relief programs of the Small Business Administration, 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 Small Business. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Small Business now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, 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. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. 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 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, 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 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. 1361 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.

 

Part A

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

The amendment would narrow the scope of Section 211 by eliminating any retroactive authority to alter existing disaster loans and preserving only the Administrator’s prospective authority to provide victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, or Wilma with grants to replace compensation that has been taken by the SBA as a duplication of benefits.  The provision would also amend Section 218 of H.R. 1361 to require that the SBA conduct a study assessing the need and ability of the agency to provide economic injury disaster loans for businesses affected by a lack of snowfall.

Text of Part A

Part B

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE ORDER

Chabot (OH), #1, The amendment would strike section 211, thereby requiring anyone receiving both a grant and a disaster loan to use the grant to repay the disaster loan thereby preventing the government from compensating the same person twice for the same disaster. – 10 minutes

 Chabot (OH), #2, The amendment would strike section 210, thereby eliminating the authority of the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to offer grants to certain small businesses that were severely affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, or Wilma but that were denied disaster loans. – 10 minutes

Jindal (LA), #6, The amendment would provide Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma disaster victims with an option of receiving an increased four year deferment period for disaster loans.  Section 204 of the underlying bill extends this option to future disaster victims; the amendment makes it retroactive to the 2005 hurricanes. – 10 minutes

 

TEXT OF PART B - SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER

1.) Chabot (OH) #1

2.) Chabot (OH) #2

3.) Jindal (LA) #6