Notice of Action: H.R. 3619

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

 4:15 P.M. 

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H.R. 3619

Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3619, the “Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010”.  The rule provides one hour of general debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. 

The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, 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 further makes in order only those amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules. 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.  All points of order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI are waived.  In the case of sundry amendments reported from the Committee, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without division of the question.

The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee.  Finally, the rule provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill.