/  H.R. 732—Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

H.R. 732 - Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 732 PDF XML

    Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 115-72 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 1Cohen (TN)DemocratExempts settlement agreements based on race, religion, national origin, or any other protected category.Made In Order
2Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratExempts a settlement agreement that directs funds to remediate the indirect harms caused by the manipulation of ignition standards on automobiles.Made In Order
3Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratExempts settlement agreements that pertain to providing restitution for a State. Made In Order
4Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratExempts settlement agreements that resolve a civil action or potential civil action in relation to sexual harassment, violence, or discrimination in the work place. Submitted
5Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratExempts settlements that direct funds to faith-based and other community organizations that have been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide assistance to current or potential homeowners, particularly for the purpose of providing foreclosure prevention assistance or instruction on avoiding predatory lending. Submitted
6Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratExempts settlements in relation to the predatory or fraudulent conduct involving residential mortgage-backed securities.Made In Order
7Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratExempts settlements that direct funds to remedy the indirect harms of unlawful conduct resulting in an increase in the amount of lead in public drinking water.Made In Order
8Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanLate Prohibits Cy Pres distributions in cases where money is simply left over and the settlement contains no specific provision on its disposition and clarifies that payments made must not only be remedial but must actually go to the victims who suffered the injury. Made In Order
9Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratLate Exempts settlement agreements relating to people drinking contaminated water from superfund sites in Puerto Rico.Submitted
10Version 1Evans (PA)DemocratLate Exempts settlement funds to be paid in response to a data breach by a credit reporting agency or settlements that strengthen the personal privacy of Americans.Submitted