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H.R. 1927 - Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-38 PDF XML

    Showing the texts of H.R. 1927 and H.R. 526 as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary; with conforming changes.  
            ::  Included in these conforming changes are a new short title and title designations. 

  • Text of H.R. 1927 PDF XML

    Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015 (as reported) 

  • Text of Committee Reports of Bills Contained in Rules Committee Print 114-38

            ::  H. Rept. 114-328—Report to accompany H.R. 1927  PDF
     
           ::  H. Rept. 114-352—Report to accmopany H.R. 526  PDF

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 .

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 581: 
Agreed to by record vote of 234-176, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 236-176, on Thursday, January 7, 2015. 

MANAGERS:Collins/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

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

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 114-38 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that 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 a vote on any motion relating to the disposition of the veto message for H.R. 3762 may be postponed through January 25, 2016, as though under clause 8 of rule XX.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
4Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratMakes an exception from the bill’s required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief against the perpetrator of a terrorist attack by victims of such attack.Made In Order
5Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratMakes an exception from the bill’s required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief arising from a foreign-made product.Made In Order
6Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratException from the bill’s required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Made In Order
12Version 1DelBene (WA), Green, Gene (TX)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Late Updates the Asbestos Information Act, directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain a publicly searchable online asbestos database of products and locations containing asbestos. Also requires companies manufacturing, importing or handling asbestos-containing products to annually report information to the EPA about their products and any publicly-accessible location in which the products have been known to be present in the past year. Submitted
1Version 1Deutch (FL)DemocratCreates an exception for claims brought by a gun owner seeking monetary relief involving the defective design or manufacturing of a firearm.Made In Order
11Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA)RepublicanLate Clarifies that a patient harmed by an FDA approved medical device is not barred from having his or her claim of injury heard by a State court.Submitted
10Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Provides litigants in a pending class action access to information held in a trust that is directly related to a plaintiff’s claim for asbestos exposure. Made In Order
7Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratStrikes the "scope" and "economic loss" language from the bill.Made In Order
8Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratExempts causes of action arising under the Fair Housing Act or the Equal Credit Opportunity Act from the bill's requirements. Made In Order
9Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratExempts causes of action arising from a pay equity claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or the Equal Pay Act from the requirements of the bill.Made In Order
3Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratReplaces the bill's requirement for asbestos trusts to disclose detailed personal information with aggregate reporting of demands received and payments made by the trusts.Made In Order
2Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratExempts a claimant who is or has been a member of the Armed Forces, a civilian employee of the Department of Defense, or a family member of either category. Submitted
13Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratLate Creates an exception for claims brought by students, service members and veterans seeking relief from institutions of higher education that have engaged in fraudulent activities and unfair practicesMade In Order