Notice of Action: H.R. 152 - Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

8:37 P.M.
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H.R. 152

Appropriations

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 152.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report 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.  The rule makes in order only the amendment printed in part B of the report to the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part B.  The rule provides that after the disposition of the amendment printed in part B, the Chair shall put the question on the amendment in the nature of a substitute in part A.

The rule provides that if the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A is not adopted, the Committee of the Whole shall rise and report that it has come to no resolution on the bill. If the amendment in the nature of a substitute is adopted, the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment. 

The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of the report.  The rule provides that at the conclusion of consideration of the amendments printed in part C, 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, to the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A, or to amendment number 1 printed in part C.  The rule provides that each such amendment printed in part B and part C of the report 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 (except as specified in the report), and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Finally, the rule directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 152, add the text of H.R. 219 as passed by the House as a new matter at the end of H.R. 152; conform the title of H.R. 152 to reflect the addition of the text of H.R. 219, as passed by the House, to the engrossment; assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; and conform cross-references and provisions for short titles within the engrossment.