H.R. 3893 - Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, October 6, 2005.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS BY A VOTE OF 216-201 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION on Friday, October 7, 2005.
MANAGERS: DIAZ-BALART/SLAUGHTER
109th Congress
1st Session

 

H. RES. 481
[Report No. 109-245]

H.R. 3893 - Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as adopted.

5. Waives all points of order against the bill as amended.

6. Makes in order the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Stupak of Michigan or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and which shall be debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part B of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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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. 3983) to expedite the construction of new refining capacity in the United States, to provide reliable and affordable energy for the American people, and for other purposes. The bill shall be considered as read. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce; (2) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Stupak of Michigan or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

PART A - SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT
TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

(Summary of amendment derived from information provided by the sponsor)

Barton #29:
Manager’s Amendment. Amends the bill as reported out of Committee. Amendments to Sections 101 and 105 clarify that the Defense Base Closure and Realignment ("BRAC") process must be followed for any closed military bases designated by the President as potential refinery sites. Deletes Section 110 on Northwest crude oil supply. Section 111 is amended to offer small refiners a rebate instead of a direct discount where payment on the rebate would be subject to appropriations. Deletes Section 106 on New Source Review, Section 207 on Carbon Fuel Cells, and Title VI creating the Hydrogen Economy Commission. Amendments to sections 107, 108, 204, 205, and 501 are technical in nature. The technical amendment to Section 108 ensures provisions in Section 1541(b) of the Energy Policy act of 2005 remain in effect. Sections 402 and 403 are amended to shorten the rulemaking required of the Federal Trade Commission and other technical changes. Section 403 is amended deleted that credit card study would not include a study of varying cost of credit card transactions to different channels of trade. REVISED.


TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT TO PART A

Barton #29

PART B - SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT
TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(Summary of amendment derived from information provided by the sponsor)

Stupak #12:
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. Gives explicit authority to the FTC to define price gouging. Preserves the FTC's existing civil penalty authority and authorizes new civil penalties of up to three times the amount of unjust profits gained by companies who engage in price gouging. Increases our nation's refinery capacity by establishing a federal Strategic Refinery Reserve which would build upon the success of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) by creating a natural extension of the SPR - a refinery reserve. (40 minutes)


TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT TO PART B

Stupak #12