H.R. 444 - Back to Work Incentive Act of 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 8-2 on Tuesday, June 1, 2004.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 220-196, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 214 - 196 on Wednesday, June 2, 2004.
MANAGERS: PRYCE/SLAUGHTER
108th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 444 - Back to Work Incentive Act of 2003

1. Closed 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 Education and the Workforce.

3. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 4444 shall be considered as adopted.

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

5. Section 2 of the resolution provides that in the engrossment of H.R. 444, the clerk shall add the texts of H.R. 4409 and H.R. 4410 as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 444, and then lay H.R. 4409 and H.R. 4410 on the table.

6. Provides that if H.R. 444 is disposed of without reaching the stage of engrossment, either H.R. 4409 or H.R. 4410, whichever first passes the House shall be treated in the manner specified for H.R. 444 and the other bill shall be laid on the table.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 444) to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to establish a Personal Reemployment Accounts grant program to assist Americans in returning to work. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Workforce now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 4444 shall be considered as adopted. 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 Education and the Workforce; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. (a) In the engrossment of H.R. 444, the Clerk shall--

(1) await the disposition of H.R. 4409 and H.R. 4410;

(2) add the respective texts of such bills specified in subparagraph (1) as have passed the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 444;

(3) conform the title of H.R. 444 to reflect the addition to the engrossment of the text of such bills specified in subparagraph (1) as have passed the House;

(4) assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; and

(5) conform provisions for short titles within the engrossment.

(b) Upon the addition to the engrossment of H.R. 444 of the text of each bill specified in subsection (a)(1) that has passed the House, each such bill shall be laid on the table.

(c) If H.R. 444 is disposed of without reaching the stage of engrossment as contemplated in subsection (a), the bill specified in subsection (a)(1) that first passes the House shall be treated in the manner specified for H.R. 444 in subsections (a) and (b), and only the other bill specified in subsection (a)(1) that has passed the House shall be laid on the table.


AMENDMENT TO H. RES. 656 - offered by Representative Pryce

In section 2(a)(1), strike "4410" and insert "4411".