H.R. 2356 - Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday February 7, 2002.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday February 12, 2002.

MANAGERS: REYNOLDS/FROST
107th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 2356 - Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001

 

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 House Administration.

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

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered for debate on the legislative day following the adoption of the resolution immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance.

5. Provides that no amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in the Congressional Record.

6. Provides that before consideration of any other amendment, it shall be in order to consider the amendments in the nature of a substitute as specified in section 2(b) of the resolution (Majority Leader, Representative Ney, Representative Shays).

7. Provides that each amendment in the nature of a substitute that may be offered shall be considered in the order specified in section 2(b), shall be offered only by the Member specified or his designee, shall be considered as read, and shall each be debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments in the nature of a substitute, except clause 7 of rule XVI (prohibiting nongermane amendments) or clause 5(a) of rule XXI (prohibiting tax or tariff provisions in a bill not reported by a committee with jurisdiction over such measures).

9. Provides that if more than one amendment in the nature of a substitute is adopted, the one receiving the most affirmative votes shall be considered as adopted. In the case of a tie for the greater number of affirmative votes, only the last such amendment to receive that number of affirmative votes shall be considered as adopted.

10. Provides that after disposition of the amendments in the nature of a substitute no other amendment shall be in order except those specified in section 3(b) of the resolution.

11. Provides that the amendments specified in section 3(b) may only be offered by the Member designated in the resolution or his designee, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 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.

12. Waives all points of order against the amendments specified in section 3(b), except clause 7 of rule XVI (prohibiting nongermane amendments) or clause 5(a) of rule XXI (prohibiting tax or tariff provisions in a bill not reported by a committee with jurisdiction over such measures).

13. Specifies that on the legislative day on which the resolution is adopted a Member must print the amendments specified in section 2(b) in the Congressional Record and make one announcement from the Floor describing each amendment by the number printed in the Congressional Record, which must include any amendment the Member intends to offer, but must be limited to the number of amendments specified in section 3(b), for the bill or for each substitute specified in section 2(b).

14. Provides that if the Committee of the Whole should rise without coming to a resolution on the bill, it shall continue consideration immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance on each ensuing legislative day until the Committee reports the bill back to the House.

15. Provides that any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole.

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

17. Provides that H. Res. 203 is laid on the table.

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RESOLUTION

 

Resolved, That on the next legislative day after the adoption of this resolution, immediately after the third daily order of business under clause 1 of rule XIV, the House shall resolve into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2356) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide bipartisan campaign reform. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read. No amendment to the bill, or to the bill as perfected by an amendment in the nature of a substitute finally adopted, shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and as specified in this resolution.

SEC. 2. (a) Before consideration of any other amendment, it shall be in order to consider the amendments in the nature of a substitute specified in subsection (b). Each such amendment may be offered only in the order specified, may be offered only by the Member designated or a designee of such Member, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment except as specified in section 3. All points of order against such amendments are waived (except those arising under clause 7 of rule XVI or clause 5(a) of rule XXI). If more than one amendment in the nature of a substitute specified in subsection (b) is adopted, then only the one receiving the greater number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. In the case of a tie for the greater number of affirmative votes, then only the last amendment to receive that number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.

    (b) The amendments in the nature of a substitute referred to in subsection (a) are as follows:

      (1) By the Majority Leader.

      (2) By Representative Ney of Ohio.

      (3) By Representative Shays of Connecticut.

SEC. 3. (a) After disposition of the amendments in the nature of a substitute specified in section 2(b), the provisions of the bill, or the provisions of the bill as perfected by an amendment in the nature of a substitute finally adopted, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. No further amendment shall be in order except those specified in subsection (b) of this section. Each such amendment may be offered only by the Member designated in subsection (b) or a designee of such Member, but not before the legislative day after the day on which such Member announces in accordance with subsection (c) in the House or in the Committee of the Whole the intention of the Member to offer the amendment. Each such amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 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 (except those arising under clause 7 of rule XVI or clause 5(a) of rule XXI).

    (b) The amendments referred to in subsection (a) are as follows:

      (1) Ten amendments by the Majority Leader.

      (2) Five amendments by the Minority Leader.

      (3) Five amendments by Representative Shays of Connecticut or Representative Meehan of Massachusetts.

 

    (c) The announcement referred to in subsection (a) shall describe the amendment by the number assigned to it under clause 8 of rule XVIII and may not be made later than the end of the legislative day on which this resolution is adopted. A Member may make only one such announcement, which must include any amendment the Member intends to offer but must be limited to the number of amendments specified in subsection (b) of this section for the bill or for each substitute specified in section 2(b).

SEC. 4. If the Committee of the Whole rises and reports that it has come to no resolution on the bill, then on the next legislative day, immediately after the third daily order of business under clause 1 of rule XIV, the House shall resolve into the Committee of the Whole for further consideration of the bill.

SEC. 5. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, or the bill as perfected by an amendment in the nature of a substitute finally adopted, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any further amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill, or to the bill as perfected by an amendment in the nature of a substitute finally adopted. 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.

SEC. 6. House Resolution 203 is laid on the table.