H.Res. 347: H.R. 5 – Student Success Act [Meeting II]; H.R. 2647 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 242-185 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

MANAGERS:Polis/Newhouse

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 347

Report No. 114-192

 

 

H.R. 5 - Student Success Act [Meeting II]

H.R. 2647 - Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015

  1. Provides for further consideration of H.R. 5 under a structured rule.
  2. Makes in order pursuant to H. Res. 125 the further amendments to H.R. 5 printed in part A of the Rules Committee Report.
  3. Structured rule for H.R. 2647
  4. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Natural Resources.
  5. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  6. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-21, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  7. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  8. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of 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.
  9. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.
  10. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That during further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes, pursuant to House Resolution 125, it shall be in order to consider the further amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution as though they were the last further amendments printed in part B of House Report 114-29.

Sec. 2. 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 of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2647) to expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act and improve forest management activities in units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, 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 section and shall not exceed one hour equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture and 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 amendments in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committees on Agriculture and 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 114-21 modified by the amendment printed in part B 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. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part C 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. 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 TO H.R. 5 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

45. Rokita (IN), Grothman (WI)

134

(LATE) Sets the authorization from fiscal year 2016 through 2019

(10 minutes)

46. Walker (NC), DeSantis (FL)

36

(REVISED) Adds A-PLUS, which would send funding under NCLB back to states in the form of block grants and states would then be able to direct that funding to any education purpose under state law.

(10 minutes)

47. Salmon (AZ)

129

(LATE) Allows parents to opt their student out of the testing required under this bill and exempts schools from including students that have opted out in the schools' participation requirements.

(10 minutes)

48. Polis (CO)

132

(LATE) Requires states to have college- and career-ready standards and set performance, growth, and graduation rate targets for all student subgroups. The amendment also includes performance targets for English language learners and students with disabilities.

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2647 IN PART B TO PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

1. Bishop, Rob (UT)

4

Makes changes to the public input process for projects carried out under Title II. Changes the requirements for filling vacancies for Resource Advisory Committees in HR 264 7 and specifies the distributions of funds under the Secure Rural Schools program in Title IV. Also makes changes to the management of specific lands in the Northwestern United States under BLM and Forest Service authorities in Title VIII.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2647 IN PART C PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Polis (CO)

1

Strikes Section 203, relating to the prohibition on restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and injunctions pending appeals. Strikes Title III, relating to the imposition of a bond requirement as part of a potential legal challenge of certain forest management activities.

(10 minutes)

2. Tipton (CO)

6

(LATE) Requests stewardship contracts awarded prior to Feb 7, 2014 shall be modified by the Secretary to include fire liability provisions described in Section 604( d)(7) of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of2003 (16 U.S.C. 6591c).

(10 minutes)

3. Lujan Grisham (NM)

5

(LATE) Allows the Forest Service to create a pilot program that would execute contracts with tribes to perform administrative, management, and other functions of programs of the Tribal Forest Protection Act of2004.

(10 minutes)

4. Kilmer (WA)

7

(LATE) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to develop and implement at least one landscape-scale forest restoration project that includes, as a defined purpose of that project, the generation of material that will be used to promote advanced wood products. Requires that the project be developed through a collaborative process.

(10 minutes)