H.R. 2990 – Quality Care for the Uninsured Act of 1999 H.R. 2723 – Bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION:REPORTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 9-3 on Tuesday, October 5, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 221 - 209 on Wednesday, October 6, 1999.
MANAGERS: GOSS/FROST
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 323
[Report No. 106-366]

H.R. 2990 – Quality Care for the Uninsured Act of 1999
H.R. 2723 – Bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999

1. Provides for consideration of H.R. 2990 and H.R. 2723 under a structured rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate in the House on H.R. 2990, equally divided among and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committee on Commerce, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

4. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2990.

5. Provides three hours of general debate on H.R. 2723, equally divided among and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committee on Commerce, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

7. Provides that the amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted upon adoption of the rule.

8. Provides for consideration of only the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

9. Provides that the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report will be considered only in the order specified 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 and shall not be subject to amendment.

10. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment.

11. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2723, with or without instructions.

12. Provides that in the engrossment of H.R. 2990, the clerk shall add the text of H.R. 2723, as passed by the House, as a new matter at the end of H.R. 2990, and then lay H.R. 2723 on the table.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2990) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals greater access to health insurance through a health care tax deduction, a long-term care deduction, and other health-related tax incentives, to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide access to and choice in health care through association health plans, to amend the Public Health Service Act to create new pooling opportunities for small employers to obtain greater access to health coverage through HealthMarts, and for other purposes. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) two hours of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committee on Commerce, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit.

Sec. 2. 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. 2723) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage. 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 three hours equally divided among and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committee on Commerce, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Ways and Means. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The amendments 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 as read. No further amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. 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, and shall not be subject to amendment. All points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report are waived except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment. 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 amendment 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.

Sec. 3. (a) In the engrossment of H.R. 2990, the Clerk shall --

(1) await the disposition of H.R. 2723;

(2) add the text of H.R. 2723, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 2990;

(3) conform the title of H.R. 2990 to reflect the addition of the text of H.R. 2723 to the engrossment;

(4) assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; and

(5) conform provisions for short titles within the engrossment.

(b) Upon the addition of the text of H.R. 2723 to the engrossment of H.R. 2990, H.R. 2723 shall be laid on the table.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendments Made in Order

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

PART A

Norwood/Dingell/Ganske/Berry Amendment #18 | Norwood/Dingell/Ganske/Berry Amendment #19

PART B

Boehner Amendment #23 | Goss/Coburn/Shadegg/Thomas/Greenwood Amendment #54 | Houghton/Graham/Hilleary/Gibbons Amendment #59