Notice of Action: H.R. 4247

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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H.R. 4247

Education and Labor

Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4247, the “Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act.” The rule provides one hour of general debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.   The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended. The rule provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  

The rule makes in order the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report if offered by Rep. George Miller or his designee, which 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 division of the question.  The rule also makes in order the amendment printed in part B the report if offered by Rep. Flake or his designee, which 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 division of the question.   The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that during consideration of an amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this rule, the Chair may postpone the question of adoption as though under clause 8 of rule XX.  

The rule provides that measures may be considered under suspension of the rules at any time through Thursday, March 4, 2010.  The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this authority.  The rule waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any rule reported from the Rules committee through the legislative day of Thursday, March 4, 2010.

Adopting the Rules Committee Views and Estimates on the President’s FY 2011 Budget

The Committee adopted, by a non-record vote, its views and estimates on the President’s fiscal year 2011 budget.