H.R. 527 - Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 527 PDF XML

    Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act (as introduced)

    Text of Rules Committee Print 113-9 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 527 as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources

    Text of H. Rept. 113-42 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Adopted by record vote of 231-177, after agreeing to H. Amdt. 53 by voice vote, on Thursday, April 25, 2013.    

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

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

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-9 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the 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 division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

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

9. Section 2 provides that on each legislative day during the period from April 27, 2013, through May 3, 2013: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

10. Section 3 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution.

11. Section 4 provides that the Committee on Education and the Workforce may, at any time before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file a report to accompany H.R. 1406.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Bridenstine, Jim (OK)RepublicanEnsures that excess funds paid into the Treasury are used only for deficit & debt reduction and not for any other purpose.Submitted
3Version 1Collins, Doug (GA), Austin, Scott (GA)RepublicanEnsures that excess funds are used to reduce the annual Federal budget deficit.Made In Order
5Version 1Dent (PA), Higgins (NY), Esty, Elizabeth (CT)Bi-PartisanSeeks to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to honor existing contracts for the supply and delivery of helium. Affirms that the federal government will honor existing contracts that are set to expire October 1, 2015.Made In Order
4Version 2Holt (NJ)DemocratRevised Considers the long-term future of the Federal Helium Reserve by requiring an assessment of how closing the Federal Helium Reserve could influence helium availability, including options for insuring a reliable helium supply in coming decades.Made In Order
6Version 1Austin, Scott (GA)RepublicanLate Withdrawn Ensures that any receipts accumulated through H.R. 527 be used for deficit reductionWithdrawn
2Version 2Thornberry (TX)RepublicanRevised Affirms the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to allow private entities to connect to and store helium in the Federal Helium Reserve for an appropriate fee.Made In Order