H.R. 1992 - Internet Equity and Education Act of 2001

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE
MANAGERS: LINDER/HASTINGS (FL)
107th Congress
1st Session

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

H.R. 1992 - Internet Equity and Education Act of 2001

1. Modified closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

3. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.

4. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

5. Provides for consideration of an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution if offered by Representative Mink or a designee, which shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

7. 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 without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1992) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand the opportunities for higher education via telecommunications. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce; (2) the further amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Mink of Hawaii or her designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

(summary derived from information provided by sponsor)

Mink - Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. Allows institutions of higher education that meet a high standard of financial responsibility by having default rates lower than 10% to be exempt from the 50% provisions which restrict the number of courses offered through distance education and the number of students who may enroll in distance education courses.


TEXT OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE