Notice of Action: H.R. 5876 - Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008; H.R. 5781 - Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

5:55 P.M.

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H.R. 5876

Education and Labor 

Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5876, the “Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008.”  The rule provides for one hour of debate 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 clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that 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 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 report of the Committee on Rules.  The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the Rules Committee 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.

H.R. 5781 

Oversight and Government Reform

Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2008

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5781, the “Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2008.” The rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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 the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 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.

The rule makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report if offered by Rep. Davis of Illinois or his designee.  The rule waives all points of order against such amendment except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment made in order shall be considered as read and shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided by the proponent and an opponent.

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 until a time designated by the Speaker.