H.Res. 693: H.R. 4315 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, July 28, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 225-192 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 224-192 on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

MANAGERS: Polis/Bishop

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 693

Report No. 113-563

 

H.R. 4315 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-55 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after 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 ofthe Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4315) to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and amendments specified in this resolution and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair 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. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-55. 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. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. 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. 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.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Hastings, Doc (WA)

#2

MANAGERS Amends Section 2 of the bill to clarify extent of disclosure policy as it relates to State law and to Department of Defense classified information.

(10 minutes)

2. DeFazio (OR)

#1

Excludes scientific information published solely in internal Interior Department publications from the definition of "best available science."

(10 minutes)

3. Holt (NJ), Huffman (CA)

#3

Strikes a provision which automatically defines all data submitted by State, County or Tribal governments as the "best available science," regardless of its merit.

(10 minutes)

4. Duffy (WI)

#4

REVISED Requires disclosure of any federal funding used by a person or a governmental or non-governmental entity in bringing a claim in a covered suit.

(10 minutes)