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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Motor Vehicle Franchise Contract Arbitration Fairness Act of 2000

Short Titles as Introduced

Fairness and Voluntary Arbitration Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend chapter 1 of title 9 of the United States Code to permit each party to certain contracts to accept or reject arbitration as a means of settling disputes under the contracts.

Actions Overview (2)

10/03/2000Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8688)
02/03/1999Introduced in House

All Actions (13)

Date Chamber
10/04/2000SenateReceived in the Senate.
10/03/2000-5:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/03/2000-5:37pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8688)
10/03/2000-5:25pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 534.
10/03/2000-5:25pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8688-8690)
10/03/2000-5:25pmHouseMrs. Bono moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/13/2000HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/13/2000HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/13/2000HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
07/13/2000HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
02/25/1999HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/03/1999HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
02/03/1999HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (252)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 02/23/1999
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [D-VA-5] 03/03/1999
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 03/16/1999
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 03/17/1999
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 03/24/1999
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5] 04/28/1999
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15] 05/11/1999
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 05/17/1999
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 05/19/1999
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 05/20/1999
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 05/24/1999
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 05/27/1999
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9] 05/27/1999
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 05/27/1999
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 06/08/1999
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 06/08/1999
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 06/16/1999
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-41] 06/16/1999
Rep. Hutchinson, Asa [R-AR-3] 06/16/1999
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 06/22/1999
Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4] 06/22/1999
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] 06/25/1999
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 06/25/1999
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1] 06/29/1999
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 06/29/1999
Rep. Bliley, Tom [R-VA-7] 07/12/1999
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 07/12/1999
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 07/12/1999
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 07/13/1999
Rep. Green, Mark [R-WI-8] 07/14/1999
Rep. Bateman, Herbert H. [R-VA-1] 07/20/1999
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 07/20/1999
Rep. Shuster, Bud [R-PA-9] 07/27/1999
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 07/27/1999
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 07/27/1999
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] 07/27/1999
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 07/27/1999
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20] 07/30/1999
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 07/30/1999
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2] 08/05/1999
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 08/05/1999
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 08/05/1999
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 08/05/1999
Rep. Cook, Merrill [R-UT-2] 09/08/1999
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23] 09/08/1999
Rep. Phelps, David D. [D-IL-19] 09/08/1999
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4] 09/08/1999
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 09/08/1999
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1] 09/08/1999
Rep. Weygand, Robert A. [D-RI-2] 09/08/1999
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 09/08/1999
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] 09/08/1999
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 09/08/1999
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1] 09/08/1999
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 09/08/1999
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 09/08/1999
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1] 09/09/1999
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-24] 09/13/1999
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-6] 09/13/1999
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2] 09/13/1999
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 09/14/1999
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8] 09/14/1999
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] 09/14/1999
Rep. Combest, Larry [R-TX-19] 09/14/1999
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4] 09/14/1999
Rep. Sununu, John E. [R-NH-1] 09/14/1999
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 09/14/1999
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 09/14/1999
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 09/14/1999
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 09/14/1999
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] 09/14/1999
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4] 09/14/1999
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 09/14/1999
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 09/15/1999
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 09/15/1999
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1] 09/15/1999
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-4] 09/15/1999
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20] 09/15/1999
Rep. Northup, Anne M. [R-KY-3] 09/15/1999
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 09/15/1999
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 09/21/1999
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 09/21/1999
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 09/21/1999
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 09/21/1999
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 09/21/1999
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 09/21/1999
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 09/23/1999
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28] 09/23/1999
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 09/23/1999
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 09/23/1999
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 09/23/1999
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 09/24/1999
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 09/24/1999
Rep. Sherwood, Don [R-PA-10] 09/27/1999
Rep. Maloney, James H. [D-CT-5] 09/27/1999
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5] 09/27/1999
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4] 09/28/1999
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/28/1999
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 09/28/1999
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 10/01/1999
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 10/01/1999
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 10/01/1999
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 10/01/1999
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 10/01/1999
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 10/01/1999
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 10/05/1999
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 10/05/1999
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2] 10/12/1999
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12] 10/14/1999
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 10/14/1999
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 10/19/1999
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 10/19/1999
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 10/19/1999
Rep. Kuykendall, Steven T. [R-CA-36] 10/28/1999
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 10/28/1999
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3] 11/01/1999
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 11/01/1999
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 11/04/1999
Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7] 11/09/1999
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 11/09/1999
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13] 11/17/1999
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1] 11/17/1999
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 11/18/1999
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 11/18/1999
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 11/18/1999
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1] 11/18/1999
Rep. Hill, Rick [R-MT-At Large] 01/31/2000
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 01/31/2000
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 01/31/2000
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 01/31/2000
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 01/31/2000
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 01/31/2000
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 02/02/2000
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 02/10/2000
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4] 02/10/2000
Rep. Talent, Jim [R-MO-2] 02/10/2000
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 02/10/2000
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1] 02/29/2000
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 02/29/2000
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 02/29/2000
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 02/29/2000
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] 02/29/2000
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 02/29/2000
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 02/29/2000
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 03/01/2000
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 03/01/2000
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 03/08/2000
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7] 03/08/2000
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 03/08/2000
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 03/08/2000
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 03/08/2000
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 03/14/2000
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2] 03/23/2000
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6] 03/23/2000
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 03/23/2000
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/23/2000
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2] 03/23/2000
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-27] 03/23/2000
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 03/23/2000
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] 03/23/2000
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1] 03/23/2000
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 03/29/2000
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-34] 03/29/2000
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 04/04/2000
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19] 04/04/2000
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9] 04/06/2000
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3] 04/13/2000
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 05/02/2000
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 05/02/2000
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 05/04/2000
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 05/04/2000
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 05/04/2000
Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1] 05/16/2000
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 05/22/2000
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-42] 05/22/2000
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 05/24/2000
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 05/24/2000
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 05/24/2000
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 05/25/2000
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 06/06/2000
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 06/06/2000
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 06/06/2000
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6] 06/07/2000
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 06/07/2000
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] 06/07/2000
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8] 06/07/2000
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 06/07/2000
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 06/09/2000
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 06/09/2000
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 06/20/2000
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 06/20/2000
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 06/23/2000
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 06/28/2000
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 06/29/2000
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/29/2000
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 07/13/2000
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5] 07/13/2000
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 07/13/2000
Rep. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA-15] 07/13/2000
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 07/13/2000
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9] 07/18/2000
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 07/18/2000
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 07/19/2000
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-22] 07/19/2000
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 07/20/2000
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 07/24/2000
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 07/24/2000
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1] 07/24/2000
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 07/24/2000
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/25/2000
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 07/27/2000
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 09/06/2000
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/06/2000
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 09/06/2000
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 09/06/2000
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] 09/06/2000
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 09/06/2000
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 09/07/2000
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 09/12/2000
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4] 09/12/2000
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 09/12/2000
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 09/12/2000
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 09/12/2000
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 09/12/2000
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5] 09/12/2000
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 09/13/2000
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 09/13/2000
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2] 09/13/2000
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 09/13/2000
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 09/13/2000
Rep. Thune, John [R-SD-At Large] 09/13/2000
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3] 09/13/2000
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 09/13/2000
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11] 09/13/2000
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 09/13/2000
Rep. Ehrlich, Robert L., Jr. [R-MD-2] 09/13/2000
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1] 09/13/2000
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4] 09/18/2000
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 09/18/2000
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 09/18/2000
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 09/18/2000
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4] 09/18/2000
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 09/20/2000
Rep. Packard, Ron [R-CA-48] 09/20/2000
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2] 09/20/2000
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 09/20/2000
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 09/21/2000
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 09/25/2000
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 09/26/2000
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 09/28/2000
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5] 09/28/2000

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/03/1999 Referred to
09/13/2000 Markup by
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law02/25/1999 Referred to
07/13/2000 Markup by
07/13/2000 Reported by

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Subjects (10)

Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (10/03/2000)

Motor Vehicle Franchise Contract Arbitration Fairness Act of 2000 - Provides that whenever a motor vehicle franchise contract provides for the use of arbitration to resolve a controversy arising out of or relating to the contract, arbitration may be used to settle the controversy only if both parties consent in writing after such controversy arises. Requires the arbitrator to provide the parties with a written explanation of the factual and legal basis for the award.