Notice of Action: H.R. 2537 - Beach Protection Act of 2007; H.R. 2016 - National Landscape Conservation System Act

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

5:35 P.M.

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H.R. 2537  

Transportation & Infrastructure  

Beach Protection Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule with a preprinting requirement providing for consideration of H.R. 2537, the “Beach Protection Act of 2007.”  The resolution provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  The resolution waives all points of order against the committee amendment except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.

The resolution makes in order only those amendments that are preprinted in the Congressional Record before beginning consideration of the bill or are pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.  Each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee and shall be considered as read.

The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration to a time designated by the Speaker.

H.R. 2016  

Natural Resources  

National Landscape Conservation System Act

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2016, the National Landscape Conservation System Act, under a structured rule.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources 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 except for clause 10 of rule XXI. 

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI are waived.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.