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H.R. 3624 - Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 3624 PDF XML

    Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 114-422 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 618: 
Adopted by record vote of 238-180, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 237-180, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. 

MANAGERS:Collins/McGovern

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 the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill 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.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratCreates a new exception for instance of public health risks, including asbestos, faulty medical equipment or patient products, faulty pharmaceutical products.Submitted
5Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratCreates a new exception section for consumer fraud against seniors. Submitted
3Version 1Buck (CO)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes technical changes to the bill; striking references to multiple defendants and replacing them with references to single defendants.Made In Order
1Version 1Cartwright (PA)DemocratCreates a separate exception for plaintiffs seeking compensation resulting from the bad faith of an insurer. Made In Order
6Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Exempts civil hate crime relate claims from the requirements of the Act.Submitted
4Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratCreates a new exception section for victims of assault and battery offenses.Submitted