H.R. 800 – The Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, March 9, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 217 - 198 on Wednesday, March 10, 1999.
MANAGERS: PRYCE/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 100
[Report No. 106-46]

H.R. 800 - THE EDUCATION FLEXIBILITY PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 1999

1. Modified open rule.

2. Waives clause 4(a) of Rule XIII (requiring a three-day layover of the committee report) against consideration of the bill.

3. Provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

4. Provides that the amendment process shall not exceed 5 hours.

5. Makes in order the Committee on Education and the Workforce amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill as an original bill for purpose of amendment, which shall be considered as read.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Congressional Record.

7. Provides that each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee, and each amendment shall be considered as read.

8. Allows 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.

9. Provides for 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. 800) to provide for education flexibility partnerships. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 4(a) of rule XIII are waived. 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 Education and the Workforce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule for a period not to exceed 5 hours. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment printed in the Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee and shall be considered as read. 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. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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.