H.R. 2910 - The National Transportation Safety Board Amendments Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 420 - 0 on Thursday, September 30, 1999.
MANAGERS: DIAZ-BALART,LINCOLN/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 312
[Report No. 106-347]

H.R. 2910 - The National Transportation Safety Board Amendments Act of 1999

1. Open rule.

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

3. Makes in order the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure amendment in the nature of a substitute as an original bill for purpose of amendment, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution.

4. Provides that the bill will be open for amendment by section.

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

6. 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.

7. 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. 2910) to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. 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. 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 Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each section of that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. During consideration of the bill for 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 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.


AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendment Considered as Adopted Under the Rule

Text of Amendment(In PDF. Format)

Shuster Amendment