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H.R. 469 - Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 115-34 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 469 and H.R. 1096 as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary; and H.R. 4070, as introduced  
            ::  Section-by-Section Summary provided by the Committee on the Judiciary   PDF

  • Text of H.R. 469 PDF XML

    Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 (as reported) 

  • H. Rept. 115-347 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Monday, October 23, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 577: 
Agreed to by record vote of 227-190, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 228-189 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

MANAGERS: Collins/Hastings

1. Structured rule for H.R. 469.

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 115-34 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 part A of 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 part A of the report.

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

9. Structured rule for H.R. 732.

10. Provides one hour of general 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 amendments recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted, and provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

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

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of 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.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

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

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratExempts any consent decree or covered settlement agreement pertaining to a deadline established by Congress to significantly improve access to high-speed broadband in under-served markets, such as low-income and rural communities; and to facilitate economic development in locations without sufficient access to such service.Made In Order
2Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratExempts consent decree or settlement agreement that pertains to a reduction in illness or death from exposure to toxic substances or hazardous waste in communities that are protected by E.O. 12898.Submitted
3Version 1McEachin (VA)DemocratExempts any consent decree or settlement agreement pertaining to the improvement or maintenance of air or water quality.Made In Order
4Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratCalls for exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to the enforcement of civil rights laws. Made In Order
5Version 1Loebsack (IA)DemocratCreates an exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to standards that apply under the Renewable Fuel Standard program. Made In Order
6Version 1Blunt Rochester (DE)DemocratExempts from title II’s disclosure requirements (1) the name of a plaintiff or claimant; and (2) a brief description of the facts giving rise to the claim, for payments made for claims based on workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.Submitted
7Version 1Cartwright (PA)DemocratLate Creates additional exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements entered into pursuant to Meese Policy (28 C.F.R. §§ 0.160-0.163 (2017)). Made In Order
8Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanLate Clarifies the application of 5 USC 552a (The Privacy Act)to the bill.Made In Order
9Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Prohibits money from being paid by the U.S. Judgment Fund to any entity that is owned by the President, the Vice President, an officer or employee of the executive branch of the U.S. Government, or any immediate family member of the President or Vice President.Submitted
10Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratLate Exempts settlement agreements relating to people drinking contaminated water from superfund sites in Puerto Rico.Submitted
11Version 1Norcross (NJ)DemocratLate Calls for exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to chemical safety or other safety standards required by The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which established new deadlines for agency actions within the first five years of enactment. Submitted