H.R. 2210 - School Readiness Act of 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, July 24, 2003 (Legislative day of Wednesday, July 23, 2003).
FLOOR ACTION: AGREED TO BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, July 24, 2003.
MANAGERS: PRYCE/HASTINGS (FL)
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 2210 - SCHOOL READINESS ACT OF 2003

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 Education and the Workforce.

3. Provides that in lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying this resolution, and provides that it shall be considered as read.

4. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report.

5. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.

6. Provides that the amendments printed in part B of 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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

8. Provides that after a motion that the Committee rise has been rejected on a legislative day, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may entertain another such motion on that day only if offered by the chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce or the Majority Leader or a designee.

9. Provides that after a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII) has been rejected, the Chairman may not entertain another such motion during further consideration of the bill.

10. 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. 2210) to reauthorize the Head Start Act to improve the school readiness of disadvantaged children, 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 90 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill, 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 printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. Each 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. After a motion that the Committee rise has been rejected on a legislative day, the Chairman may entertain another such motion on that day only if offered by the chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce or the Majority Leader or a designee. After a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII) has been rejected, the Chairman may not entertain another such motion during further consideration of the bill. 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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.


PART A
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE MADE IN ORDER AS ORIGINAL TEXT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDMENT

Castle #27
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.
Retains authorization level for fiscal year 2004 at $6.87 billion, while fiscal years 2005-2008 change from "such sums" to the following specific spending levels: $6,988,750,000 for the fiscal year 2005, $7,106,500,000 for the fiscal year 2006, $7,245,000,000 for the fiscal year 2007, and $7,427,000,000 for the fiscal year 2008. Specifies that a State would have school readiness standards in place in fiscal year 2003 in order to qualify for the eight-state State Demonstration Program. A state that currently has such standards under development, but has not completed them yet, would not qualify. Specifies that all States participating in the eight-state Demonstration Program would continue to fund all current Head Start grantees for the full 5 years of the Demonstration Program, provided that the grantees comply with all of the requirements in the state plan and have no uncorrected substantial deficiencies on HHS monitoring reports within the last five years. Specifies that HHS would set-aside one percent of funding for training and technical assistance. An additional one percent of funds would be set aside, with not less than 25 percent of that one percent being used to expand services for the children of migrant and seasonal workers and not less than 60 percent of that one percent being used for quality improvement purposes. Reaffirms the following guidelines for states participating in the eight-state Demonstration Project: (1) States would maintain or increase fiscal year 2003 State funding levels; (2) States would provide an additional financial contribution, equal to 5% of their federal Head Start allotment; (3) Head Start funds would only be used for Head Start-related uses; (4) All comprehensive health and nutritional services currently provided by Head Start would continue to be provided; (5) Parental involvement strategies would be developed; (6) State teacher quality standards would meet or exceed the new requirements for Head Start programs administered by the federal government; (7) Quality standards would be enforced for Head Start programs aligned with K-12 educational standards, and will generally meet or exceed the Federal Head Start performance standards; and (8) States would continue to provide services that are at least as extensive, and are provided to at least as many low-income children and families, as they did in fiscal year 2003.

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE MADE IN ORDER AS ORIGINAL TEXT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDMENT(.pdf)


PART B
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER

1. Woolsey/Edwards/Frank/Scott (VA)/Van Hollen #16
Restores civil rights protections to Head Start teachers. (20 minutes)

2. Miller, George (CA) # 24
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. Identical to the base bill, and keeps all the changes to Title I. Retains longstanding civil rights protections currently guaranteed to Head Start teachers, parents, and volunteers. Removes the block grant from the underlying bill. (60 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS(.pdf)

1. Woolsey/Edwards/Frank/Scott (VA)/Van Hollen #16