Notice of Action: H.J.Res. 36 - Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment; <br> H.R. 2356 - Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001

Wednesday July 11, 2001

3:00 P.M.

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H.J.Res. 36 the Judiciary Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Congress to Prohibit the Physical Desecration of the Flag of the United States

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule providing two hours of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute, if offered by Rep. Conyers or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided between the proponent and an opponent. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

H.R. 2356 House Administration Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, which 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. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The rule provides that after passage of H.R. 2356, it shall be in order to consider in the House S. 27 and waives all points of order against the Senate bill and against its consideration. The rule makes in order a motion to strike all after the enacting clause of the Senate bill and insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 2356 as passed by the House. The rule waives all points of order against the motion to strike and insert. Finally, the rule provides that, if the motion to strike and insert is adopted and the Senate bill, as amended, is passed, it shall be in order to move that the House insist on its amendment and request a conference with the Senate thereon.