Notice of Action: H.R. 1115 - CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT OF 2003 Relating to the Consideration of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 1308 - Tax Relief, Simplification, and Equity Act of 2003

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

2:00 P.M.

_______________________________________

H.R. 1115 the Judiciary Class Action Fairness Act of 2003

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 the Judiciary. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that the amendments made in order 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. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

Emergency Measure

H.R. 1308 Ways and Means Tax Relief, Simplification, and Equity Act of 2003 - Relating to the Consideration of the Senate Amendments

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 4, a rule providing that upon adoption of the resolution the bill, H.R. 1308, with the Senate amendments thereto, be hereby taken from the Speaker’s table. The rule provides that upon adoption of the resolution the Senate amendment to the title is hereby agreed to. The rule further provides that upon adoption of the resolution the Senate amendment to the text is hereby agreed to with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution. Finally, the rule provides that it shall be in order for the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1308, or that the House disagree to any further Senate amendment, and request or agree to a conference with the Senate thereon.