Notice of Action: H.R. 3644; H.R. 1612

Thursday, March 18, 2010

 2:45 P.M. 
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H.R. 3644

Natural Resources

Ocean, Coastal, and Watershed Education Act

H.R. 1612

Natural Resources

Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3644, the Ocean, Coastal, and Watershed Education Act.  The rule provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of Rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended. 

The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Capps of California or her designee, which shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule also makes in order the amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute, printed in part B of the report, if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI, shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for the division of the question. The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 3644, with or without instructions. 

The rule also provides for consideration of H.R. 1612, the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009, under a structured rule.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 or 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 adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the bill, as amended. 

The rule makes in order the further amendments printed in part C of the report, each of which may be offered only by a member designated in this report, shall be in order without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI, shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for the division of the question. The rule provides that during consideration of an amendment printed in part C of this report, the Chair may postpone the question of adoption as though under clause 8 of rule XX.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1612 with or without instructions.