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H.R. 2042 - Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-20 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • Text of H.R. 2042 PDF XML

    Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 (as introduced)

  • H. Rept. 114-171 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 333: 
Agreed to by record vote of 244-178, after ordering the previous question by record vote of 243-181, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.  

MANAGERS: Burgess/Polis

1. Modified-open rule for H.R. 2822.

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

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

4. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.

5. Provides that after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule except that: 1) amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment; and 2) no pro forma amendments shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.

6. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

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

8. Structured rule for H.R. 2042.

9. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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

11. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-20 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

13. 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.

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

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

16. Section 3 provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July, 2015.

17. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 26, 2015, through July 6, 2015: 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.

18. Section 5 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
5Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Requires formal withdrawal of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposed rule published on June 18, 2014 and the supplemental proposed rule published on November 4, 2014. The amendment also requires the agency to consult with local governments and small businesses to commission a report on ways to further the goals of the Clean Air Act without new regulations and requires legislation to be passed by Congress before any new regulations for power plants can be implemented. Submitted
3Version 2Huizenga (MI), Kildee (MI), Collins (GA)Bi-PartisanRevised Offers a sense of Congress that the EPA should specifically address how the megawatt hours discharged from pumped hydroelectric storage will be incorporated in State and Federal implementation plans created by final rules made under section (2)(b) of this bill.Made In Order
4Version 2Lowenthal (CA)DemocratRevised Requires governors to certify that any increase in ratepayer costs will exceed any costs associated with rebuilding coastal infrastructure in preparation for or damaged by climate change. Submitted
7Version 2McNerney (CA)DemocratRevised Requires a state public utility commission/public service commission and the Electric Reliability Organization to conduct an analysis of any state or federal plan.Made In Order
8Version 1Newhouse, Herrera Beutler (WA)RepublicanLate Directs EPA to recognize hydropower as a renewable energy source when issuing, implementing, and enforcing any final rule to address carbon dioxide emissions from existing sources under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Made In Order
6Version 2Pallone (NJ)DemocratRevised Requires a governor wishing to opt out of the Clean Power Plan, to include a certification that electric generating units are sources of carbon pollution that contribute to human-induced climate change; and the state or federal plan to reduce carbon emissions from electric generating units would promote national security, economic growth and public health by addressing human induced climate change through the increased use of clean energy, energy efficiency and reductions in carbon pollution.Made In Order
1Version 2Rush (IL)DemocratRevised Requires a governor’s determination and shall also include certification that the inapplicability of a state or federal plan will not have a significant adverse effect on costs associated with a State’s plan to respond to extreme weather events associated with human-caused climate change, including flooding, intense storms, frequent wildfires, and increased drought. Made In Order
2Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratRequires a governor’s determination and shall also include certification that the inapplicability of a state or federal plan will not have a significant adverse effect on public health, taking into account; avoided asthma attacks, avoided heart attacks, fewer hospital admissions or fewer missed school and work days.Submitted