H.Res. 259 (105th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1366) amending the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 to ...

...reform the financing of campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other purposes.

105th Congress, 1997–1998. Text as of Oct 06, 1997 (Introduced).

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HRES 259 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 259

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1366) amending the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 6, 1997

Mr. BAESLER (for himself, Mr. BERRY, Mr. BOYD, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. CRAMER, Ms. DANNER, Mr. GOODE, Mr. HALL of Texas, Ms. HARMAN, Mr. JOHN, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. MINGE, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Ms. SANCHEZ, Mr. SANDLIN, Mr. STENHOLM, Mr. TANNER, Mrs. TAUSCHER, and Mr. TAYLOR of Mississippi) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


RESOLUTION

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1366) amending the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other purposes.

    Resolved, That immediately upon the adoption of this resolution the Speaker shall, pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule XXIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 1366) amending the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with, and all points of order against the bill and its consideration are hereby waived. After general debate, which shall be confined to the bill and any amendments made in order under this resolution, and which shall not exceed two hours, equally divided between Mr. Thomas of California and Mr. Gejdenson of Connecticut, the bill shall be considered as having been read for amendment under the five-minute rule.

    SEC. 2. Immediately following general debate, it shall be in order for the House to consider those amendments designated in section 3 of this resolution. Each amendment may be offered only in the order designated, may be offered only by the named proponent or a designee, may be considered notwithstanding the adoption of a previous amendment in the nature of a substitute, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment. If more than one amendment is adopted, then only the one receiving the greatest number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted. In the case of a tie for the greater number of affirmative votes, then only the last amendment to receive that number of affirmative votes shall be considered as finally adopted. No further amendments shall be in order to the bill except amendments which are printed in the Congressional Record at least one day prior to the adoption of this resolution. All points of order against any such amendment meeting these criteria are hereby waived, except those arising under clause 7 of rule XVI. No amendment to any amendment shall be in order. No amendment shall be subject to a demand for the division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. Debate on any amendment to the bill shall not exceed sixty minutes. Debate time on amendments to the bill (not including debate on amendments designated in section 3) shall not exceed ten hours, and it shall not be in order to consider any motion which has the effect of limiting the total debate time on amendments to less than ten hours. The previous question shall be considered to be ordered on the bill and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment, the Committee shall rise and report the bill back to the House with such amendments as may have been finally adopted, and the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and such amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit, with or without instructions.

    SEC. 3. The further amendments that may be offered following general debate are--

      (1) an amendment in the nature of a substitute by, and if offered by, Representative Baesler of Kentucky, or his designee. This amendment will be debatable for no longer than sixty minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the proponent, and a Member opposed to the amendment;

      (2) an amendment in the nature of a substitute by, and if offered by, Representative Farr of California, or his designee. This amendment will be debatable for no longer than sixty minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the proponent and a Member opposed to the amendment;

      (3) an amendment in the nature of a substitute by, and if offered by, Representative Doolittle of California, or his designee. This amendment will be debatable for no longer than sixty minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the proponent, and a Member opposed to the amendment;

      (4) an amendment in the nature of a substitute by, and if offered by, Representative Gephardt of Missouri, or his designee. This amendment will be debatable for no longer than sixty minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the proponent and a Member opposed to the amendment;

      (5) an amendment in the nature of a substitute by, and if offered by, Representative Armey of Texas, or his designee. This amendment will be debatable for no longer than sixty minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the proponent and a Member opposed to the amendment;

      (6) an amendment in the nature of a substitute by, and if offered by, Representative Hutchinson of Arkansas, or his designee. This amendment will be debatable for no longer than sixty minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the proponent and a Member opposed to the amendment; and

      (7) an amendment in the nature of a substitute by any Member which shall be the text of any bill as adopted by the Senate which meets the requirements of clause 7 of rule XVI. This amendment will be debatable for no longer than sixty minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the Member proposing the amendment, or a designee, and a Member opposed to the amendment.

    SEC. 4. If the Committee rises on any day without coming to a final resolution on the bill, the House shall, on the next legislative day, following House approval of the Journal, immediately resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union for the further consideration of the bill. The bill shall be a matter of the highest privilege of the House and shall take precedence over any other motion, business, or order of the House, and the House shall proceed with consideration of the bill in accordance with the provisions of this resolution to final passage, without the intervention of any other motion, order, or business.