H.R. 2260 - The Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, October 21, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, October 27, 1999.
MANAGERS: LINDER/HALL
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 339
[Report No. 106-409]

H.R. 2260 - The Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Commerce and the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives clause 4(a) rule XIII (requiring a three-day layover of the committee report) against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the bill as modified by the amendments recommended by the Committee on Commerce and printed in the bill.

5. Provides for consideration of only the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

6. Provides that the amendments will be considered only in the order specified 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 and shall not be subject to amendment.

7. Allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of the bill, and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote.

8. 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. 2260) to amend the Controlled Substances Act to promote pain management and palliative care without permitting assisted suicide and euthanasia, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 4(a) of rule XIII are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided among and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committee on Commerce and 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 an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the bill modified by the amendments recommended by the Committee on Commerce now printed in the bill. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. No amendment to that 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 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, and shall not be subject to amendment. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may: (1) postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment; and (2) reduce to five minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series of questions shall be 15 minutes. 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.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendments Made in Order

Text of Amendments Made in Order (In .PDF Format)

Scott/DeFazio Amendment #2 | Johnson(CT)/Rothman/Maloney(NY)/Hooley Amendment #9