Notice of Action: H.R. 1256

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

5:45 P.M. 

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 H.R. 1256

Energy and Commerce; Government Oversight and Reform

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1256, the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.”  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  It provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

The rule makes in order the amendment printed in part B of the report if offered by Rep. Steve Buyer of Indiana or his designee.  The amendment printed in part B of the report shall be considered as read and shall be debatable for 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part B of the report except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The rule provides that, in the engrossment of H.R. 1256, the Clerk shall add at the end of H.R. 1256 as new matter the text of H.R. 1804, as passed by the House.  H.R. 1804 shall be laid on the table.