H.R. 417 – Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 8, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, September 14, 1999.
MANAGERS: DREIER/FROST
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 283
[Report No. 106-311]

H.R. 417 – Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1999

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate to be equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration.

3. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part 2 of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

4. 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, and shall not be subject to amendment.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in 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.

6. 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.

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. 417) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of campaigns for elections for Federal office, and for other purposes. 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 House Administration. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. 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. All points of order against the amendments printed in 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 to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. 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

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

Whitfield Amendment #24 | Whitfield Amendment #23 | Doolittle Amendment #26 | Bereuter/Wicker Amendment #6 | Faleomavaega Amendment #1 | Goodling Amendment #15 | Shaw/Calvert/Gallegly Amendment #5 | Sweeney Amendment #21 | DeLay Amendment #27 | Ewing Amendment #18 | Doolittle Amendment #25 | Hutchinson/Brady/Moran(KS)/Hill Amendment #2 | Thomas Amendment #17 |