H.Res. 140: H.R. 678 - Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A VOICE VOTE AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 236-190 on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.     

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Bishop

113th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 140

[Report No. 113-31]

 

H.R. 678 - Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act

1. Modified open 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. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Makes in order only those amendments that are submitted for printing in the Congressional Record dated at least one day before the day of consideration of the amendment and pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment submitted for printing may be offered only by the Member who submitted it for printing or the Member's designee and shall be considered as read if printed.

7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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. 678) to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, 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 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. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except: (1) those received for printing in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII dated at least one day before the day of consideration of the amendment; and (2) pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment so received may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee and shall be considered as read if printed. 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. 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.