H.Res. 764: H.R. 505 – Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9 to 3 on Monday October 22, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 217 - 179 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 218 - 175 on Wednesday October 24, 2007.

MANAGERS:  HASTINGS(FL)/SESSIONS

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 764

[Report No. 110-404]

 

H.R. 505 – Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  1. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against provisions of the bill.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. Makes in order only the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report if offered by Rep. Flake or his designee.
  1. Provides that the amendment made in order shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for ten minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report except for those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 505 with or without instructions.
  1. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

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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. 505) to express the policy of the regarding the relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the of the Native Hawaiian governing entity.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The bill shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions of the bill are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, and any amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources; (2) the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order (except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI) or demand for division of the question, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for ten minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

            Sec. 2.  During consideration of H.R. 505 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

 

 SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)
 

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1. Flake (AZ):

Amendment states that nothing in the Act shall relieve any sovereign entity, including a Native Hawaiian governing entity, from complying with the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution.

 (10 minutes)