H.R. 2679 - The Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, October 13, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, October 14, 1999.
MANAGERS: SESSIONS/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 329
[Report No. 106-381]

H.R. 2679 - The Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1999

1. Open rule.

2. Waives all points of order against the bill and against its consideration.

3. Provides one hour of general debate to be equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

4. Provides that the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted, and that the bill, as amended, shall be open to amendment by title.

5. Provides for the consideration, before any other amendment, of the (manager's) amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, which shall be considered as read, may amend portions of the bill not yet read for amendment, and shall not be subject to a division of the question.

6. Waives clause 7 of rule XVI (prohibiting non-germane amendments) against the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.

7. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

8. 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.

9. 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. 2679) to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish the National Motor Carrier Administration in the Department of Transportation, to improve the safety of commercial motor vehicle operators and carriers, to strengthen commercial driver's licenses, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against the bill and against its consideration 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 Transportation and Infrastructure. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered by title rather than by section. Each title shall be considered as read. Before consideration of any other amendment it shall be in order to consider the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by a Member designated in the report. That amendment shall be considered as read, may amend portions of the bill not yet read for amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. Points of order against that amendment for failure to comply with clause 7 of rule XVI are waived. During consideration of the bill for further amendment, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read. 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, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendment Made in Order

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

PART A

Amendments Considered as Adopted Upon Adoption of the Rule

Shuster Amendment

PART B

Amendment Made in Order Under the Rule

Shuster Amendment