H.R. 339 - Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday,March 9, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, March 10, 2004.
MANAGERS: SESSIONS/MCGOVERN
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 339 - Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act

1. Modified open rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment, and shall be considered as read.

4. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

5. Makes in order only those amendments to the committee amendment that are pre-printed in the Congressional Record or are pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.

6. Provides that each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee, and that each amendment shall be considered as read.

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. 339) to prevent frivolous lawsuits against the manufacturers, distributors, or sellers of food or non-alcoholic beverage products that comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. 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 the Judiciary. 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 the Judiciary now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment so printed may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee and shall be considered as read. 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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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.