H.R. 1701 - Consumer Rental Purchase Agreement Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE, on Tuesday, September 17, 2002.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238-178 on Thursday, September 18, 2002.
MANAGERS: LINDER/HASTINGS (FL)
107th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 1701 - Consumer Rental Purchase Agreement Act

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate, with 50 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services, as amended by the amendment recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

4. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

5. Provides that the amendments printed in the report shall be considered 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.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

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

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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. 1701) to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to assure meaningful disclosures of the terms of rental-purchase agreements, including disclosures of all costs to consumers under such agreements, to provide certain substantive rights to consumers under such agreements, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour, with 50 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. 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, as amended by the amendment recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. 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.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

1. LaFalce #5 Incorporates the standard for limiting the total purchase price of rental-purchase merchandise from New York, Ohio and Nebraska state law, and establishes a process for determining standards in regulation for determining the cash price of rental-purchase merchandise. (20 minutes)

2. Waters #1 Prohibits the shifting of liability for loss, damage or destruction of the property subject to rental-purchase agreement to the consumer. The liability remains with the merchant. (20 minutes)


TEXT OF LAFALCE AMENDMENT (.pdf)