H.R. 1997 - Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, February 24, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, Febraury 25, 2004.
MANAGERS: LINDER/SLAUGHTER
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 1997 - Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004

1. Modified closed rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read for amendment.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as adopted.

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

6. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in Part B of the report.

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 to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1997) to amend title 18, United States Code, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice to protect unborn children from assault and murder, and for other purposes. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary 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. 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) two hours of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; (2) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Lofgren of California 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.

PART-A
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sensenbrenner #2
Manager's Amendment.
Makes two technical changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) portion of the bill to conform those provisions to the format of the UCMJ.


PART-B
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Lofgren #1
Amendment in the Nature of the Substitute
Creates a new federal crime for any violent or assaultive conduct against a pregnant woman that interrupts or terminates her pregnancy and makes any interruption punishable by a fine and imprisonment up to twenty years but, if the pregnancy is terminated, punishable by a fine and imprisonment up to life.


TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)

PART A

Sensenbrenner

PART B

Lofgren