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H.R. 720 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 720 PDF XML

    Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 (as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary) 

  • H. Rept. 115-16 PDF

    Reported by the Committee on the Judiciary 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 180: 
Agreed to by record vote of 233-184after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 233-186, on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

 

MANAGERS: Collins/Slaughter

1. Structured rule for H.R. 720.

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. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

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

6. Makes in order only those 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. 985.

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. 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 115-5 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

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
2Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratExempts from the bill civil actions alleging any violation of a constitutional or civil rightMade In Order
1Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratStrikes provision mandating the award of reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, restoring judicial discretion to award such fees and costs, when warranted.Made In Order
5Version 1Jeffries (NY)DemocratExempts actions pertaining to whistleblowersMade In Order
4Version 1Raskin (MD)DemocratPrecludes application of mandatory sanctions under F.R.Civ.P. 11 in actions pertaining ethics in government.Submitted
6Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratReinstates the FRCP 11(c)(2) safe harbor provision to allow parties to avoid penalties by withdrawing or correcting the claims within 14 days from when the alleged violation of rule 11(b) becomes known, anytime up until the end of the discovery period. Made In Order
3Version 1Swalwell (CA), Jayapal (WA)DemocratExcludes from the underlying bill civil actions arising under our immigration laws.Submitted