H.Res. 1317: H.R. 1286 - Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE 8-3  on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE 224-182 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY RECORD VOTE 226-185 on Thursday, July 9, 2008.

MANAGERS: Cardoza/Hastings (WA)

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 1317

[Report No. 110-744]

 

H.R. 1286 - Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except clause 10 of rule XXI.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  6. No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  7. Provides that the amendments made in order in Part B may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.
  8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10. 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 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. 1286) to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.   The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  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 Natural Resources.  After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. 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 Natural Resources now printed in the bill modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.  That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read.  All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.   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 amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text.  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.

            Sec. 2.  During consideration in the House of H.R. 1286 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.

Part A

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED  

The amendment provides that the bill does not in any way limit access for hunting, fishing, trapping or recreational shooting.  It also provides that the bill does not in any way infringe on a State’s right to manage, control or regulate its hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting activities on these lands.

 TEXT OF PART A

Part B

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER
(select amendment sponsor name for amendment text in .pdf format)

 1. Bishop, Rob (UT): #1, Would amend the language in the bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain by the Federal government to specifically prohibit the Federal government from acquiring, for the trail, from State or local governments, land acquired by a State or local government through its own use of eminent domain. (10 minutes)

2. Pearce (NM): #4, Would require the Secretary to complete and submit to Congress a report on the energy resources included in the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. (10 minutes)