Notice of Action:H.R. 1011 - Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007; H.R. 1483 - Celebrating America's Heritage Act; H.R. 505- The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

5:50 P.M.

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H.R. 1011         Natural Resources; Agriculture      Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule providing for one hour of debate in the House 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 adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.   All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, are waived.

The rule makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report if offered by Representative Goodlatte.  The amendment made in order shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question, shall be considered as read, and shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. All points of order against the amendment 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. 1483      Natural Resources     Celebrating America’s Heritage Act

The Committee granted, by a vote of 8 to 3, a closed rule providing for one hour of debate in the House 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, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, 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. 505      Natural Resources       Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule providing for one hour of debate in the House 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 those arising under clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill. 

The rule makes in order only the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report if offered by Rep. Flake or his designee.  The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for ten minutes equally divided and controlled by a proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

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