H.R. 350 - Mandates Information Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, February 9, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, February 11, 1999.
MANAGERS: LINDER/MOAKLEY
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 36
[Report No. 106-006]

H.R. 350 - MANDATES INFORMATION ACT OF 1999

1. Open rule.

2. Waives points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 4(a) of rule XIII (requiring a three day layover of the committee report) and section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act (prohibiting consideration of legislation within the Budget Committee’s jurisdiction, unless reported by the Budget Committee).

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

4. Considers the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Rules now printed in the bill, as an original bill for the purpose of amendment which is considered as read.

5. Waives points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act.

6. Allows the chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to those members who have preprinted their amendments in the Congressional Record prior to their consideration.

7. Allows the chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone recorded votes and to reduce to five minutes the voting time on any postponed question, provided voting time on the first in any series of questions is not less than 15 minutes.

8. 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. 350) to improve congressional deliberation on proposed Federal private sector mandates, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 4(a) of rule XIII or section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are waived. 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 Rules. 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 Rules now printed in the bill. Each section of the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. Points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 are waived. 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 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.