S. 403 – Child Custody Protection Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday September 25, 2006.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 249-157 on Tuesday September 26, 2006.
MANAGERS: GINGREY/MCGOVERN
109th Congress
2nd Session
H.RES. 1039 
[Report No. 109-679]

S. 403 – CHILD CUSTODY PROTECTION ACT

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (S. 403) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; and (2) one motion to commit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED
(summary derived from information provided by sponsor)

Sensenbrenner (WI) #1 Amendment in the nature of a substitute. Substantially similar to H.R. 748 (passed House 270 - 157 in April, 2005) with the following changes: (1) contains Senate clarifying provisions, which prevent a parent who has committed incest from being able to obtain money damages under the bill's provisions; and (2) makes an exception to the notification requirement if a parent is physically present when the minor shows up to get the abortion, and makes clear that the parental notification may be provided by an agent of the abortionist. Also makes a technical change to the definition of “abortion” to exclude treatment for potentially dangerous “ectopic” pregnancies and creates a new “medical emergency exception.” Also makes clear that the bill applies when state lines are crossed to enter any foreign nation or Native American land.

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE

Sensenbrenner (WI) #1