H.Res. 1233: H.R. 5540 - Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY  VOICE VOTE on Tuesday June 3, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE 225-195 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION 221-194 on Thursday June 5, 2008.

MANAGERS: Arcuri/Hastings (WA) 

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 1233

[Report No. 110-677]

 

H.R. 5540 – Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act

  1. Structured rule.
  1. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  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. Bishop of Utah or his designee.
  1. Provides that the amendment made in order shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for twenty 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 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. 5540) to amend the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998 to provide for the continuing authorization of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.  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 in 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 Bishop of Utah 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), shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 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. 5540 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

(summary derived from information provided by sponsor)

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Sponsor

Description

Debate Time

1. Bishop, Rob (UT):

Would change the bill's permanent authorization of appropriations to an authorization for five years.

 (20 minutes)