H.R. 760 - Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 280-138 on Wednesday, June 4, 2003.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/SLAUGHTER
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 760 - Partial-Birth Abortion Ban 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 the Judiciary.

3. Makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Greenwood of Pennsylvania or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

4. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report.

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

6. Provides that after passage of H.R. 760, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker?s table S. 3 and to consider the Senate bill in the House.

7. Provides for a motion to strike all after the enacting clause of S. 3 and to insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 760 as passed by the House.

8. Waives all points of order against the motion to strike and insert.

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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. 760) to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; (2) the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Greenwood of Pennsylvania 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.

Sec. 2. After passage of H.R. 760, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table S. 3 and to consider the Senate bill in the House. It shall be in order to move to strike all after the enacting clause of the Senate bill and to insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 760 as passed by the House. All points of order against that motion are waived.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

Greenwood/Hoyer/Nancy Johnson
Amendment in the nature of a substitute. Makes it unlawful to knowingly perform an abortion after the fetus has become viable, unless, in the medical judgment of the attending physician, it is necessary to preserve the life of the woman or to avert serious adverse consequences to her health. Physicians who violate this law would be subject to civil penalty of up to $10,000. (60 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)