H.R. 883 - The American Land Sovereignty Protection Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, May 19, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 240 - 178 on Thursday, May 20, 1999.
MANAGERS: HASTINGS/SLAUGHTER
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 180
[Report No. 106-151]

H.R. 883 - THE AMERICAN LAND SOVEREIGNTY PROTECTION ACT

1. Modified open rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate to be equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources.

3. Provides that the bill will be open for amendment at any point and that the amendment process shall not exceed 4 hours.

4. Makes in order only those amendments preprinted in the Congressional Record and pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.

5. Provides that the amendments may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee, shall be considered as read, and may be amended.

6. 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.

7. Provides 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. 833) to preserve the sovereignty of the United States over public lands and acquired lands owned by the United States, and to preserve State sovereignty and private property rights in non-Federal lands surrounding those public lands and acquired lands. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. 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 Resources. After general debate, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule for a period not to exceed four hours. The bill shall be considered as read. No amendment to the bill 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 so printed 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. 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.