Notice of Action H.R. 2781; H.R. 3791

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

 3:55 P.M. 

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H.R. 2781

Natural Resources

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2781, “To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Molalla River in Oregon, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes”.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

H.R. 3791 

Science and Technology

Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 3791, the “Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2009”.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. 

The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.   The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. 

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report.  The 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments made in order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Science and Technology or a designee.  Finally, the rule provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill.