H.R. 725 - Innocent Party Protection Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 725 PDF XML

    Innocent Party Protection Act (as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary) 

    H. Rept. 115-17 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary 

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Agreed to by record vote of 235-184after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 230-184, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.


MANAGERS: Buck/Hastings

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. 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 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
3Version 1Barrag?n, (CA)DemocratCreates an exception for cases arising under a State constitution or other law providing for expedited procedures for cases involving claims for personal injury or wrongful death.Submitted
5Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratLate Exempts from the bill cases in which the plaintiff seeks relief in connection with consumer fraud against seniors. Submitted
4Version 1Cartwright (PA)DemocratLate Creates a separate exception for plaintiffs seeking compensation resulting from the bad faith of an insurer.Made In Order
1Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratCreates an exception for instances of public health risks, including byproducts of hydraulic fracturing, well stimulation, or any water contamination.Made In Order
2Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratCreates an exception for consumer fraud against veterans. Submitted
6Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratLate Creates an exception for victims of assault and battery offenses.Submitted