/  H.R. 758—Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

H.R. 758 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 758 PDF XML

    Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 114-246 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 420: 
Agreed to by record vote of 238-183, after agreeing to the previous question by reocrd vote of 238-179 and the Collins (GA) amendment by record vote of 237-187, on Thurdsay, September 17, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Collins (GA)/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 348.

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 an original bill for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-26 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. Closed rule for H.R. 758.

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

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

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

14. Provides one motion to recommit.

15. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 24, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWithdrawn Maintains and preserves the current rule to provide sanctions where justice so requires. Withdrawn