H.R. 2436 – Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, September 30, 1999.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 313
[Report No. 106-348]

H.R. 2436 – Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999

1. Structured rule.

2. Waives points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 3(b) of rule XIII (requiring the inclusion in the report of any record votes on a motion to report, or on any amendment to a bill reported from committee).

3. Provides two hours of general debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

4. Makes in order the Committee on the Judiciary amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill as an original bill for purpose of amendment, which shall be considered as read.

5. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

6. Provides that amendments made in order 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.

7. Permits 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. 2436) 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 first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 3(b) of rule XIII are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed two hours equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of 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 the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. No amendment to the committee 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, 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. 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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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.


AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendments Made in Order Under the Rule

Text of Amendment(In PDF. Format)

Canady Amendment | Lofgren Amendment