H.R. 7 - Charitable Giving Act of 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, September 16, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 17, 2003.
MANAGERS: LINDER/SLAUGHTER
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 7 - Charitable Giving Act of 2003

1. Modified 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 Ways and Means.

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 Ways and Means, as modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides for consideration of the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report, if offered by Representative Cardin or his designee, which shall be considered as read and shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in Part B of the report.

7. 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. 7) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for charitable contributions by individuals and businesses, and for other purposes. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means 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. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto 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 Ways and Means; (2) the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Cardin of Maryland 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 one hour 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

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Boehner #1
Strikes provisions contained in the section of the bill pertaining to maternity group homes which provide for contract evaluation and a separate authorization for appropriations. The amendment seeks to conform the language of H.R. 7 with the language of H.R. 1925 (Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children Protection Act) as passed by the House (404-14).


PART-B
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Cardin #4
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.
Includes all the provisions of the underlying bill, as reported by the Committee on Ways and Means. Adds a provision increasing the funding for the Social Security Block Grant (SSBG) by $1.1 billion next year. Adds revenue offset provisions to prevent abusive tax shelter transactions and also tightens penalties for egregious tax shelter behavior.


TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)

PART A

Boehner

PART B