H.Res. 1318: H.R. 5811 – Electronic Message Preservation Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE  on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE 229-193 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY RECORD VOTE 228-193 on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.

MANAGERS: Welch/Diaz-Balart, Lincoln

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 1318

[Report No. 110-745]

 

H.R. 5811 – Electronic Message Preservation Act

  1. Closed rule.
  2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  7. 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. 5811) to amend title 44, United States Code, to require preservation of certain electronic records by Federal agencies, to require a certification and reports relating to Presidential records, and for other purposes.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, 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 Oversight and Government Reform; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Sec. 2.  During consideration of H.R. 5811 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.