H.R. 3073 - The Fathers Count Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday November 8, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION:  ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 278-144 on Wednesday November 10, 1999.
MANAGERS: PRYCE/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES.367
[Report No. 106-463]

H.R. 3073 - THE FATHERS COUNT ACT OF 1999

1. Structured rule.

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

3. Provides 90 minutes of general debate, with 60 minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 30 minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

4. Makes in order as an original bill for the purpose of amendment, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution.

5. Waives all points of order against consideration of the amendment in the nature of a substitute, as modified.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

7. 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.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

9. 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.

10. 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. 3073) to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes. 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 90 minutes, with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, 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 printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1 pursuant to clause 8 of rule XVIII, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute 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, 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. All points of order against the amendments printed in the report are waived. 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.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendments Made in Order

Amendments Made in Order Under the Rule (In PDF. Format)

 

 

Mink Amendment #5 | English Amendment | Mink Amendment #4 | Cardin Amendment | Traficant Amendment | Edwards Amendment