Text: H.Res.295 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Engrossed in House (09/23/1999)

 
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H. Res. 295 Engrossed in House (EH)]


                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                    September 23, 1999.
    Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker 
may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the 
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the 
bill (H.R. 1875) to amend title 28, United States Code, to allow the application 
of the principles of Federal diversity jurisdiction to interstate class actions. 
The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. General debate shall be 
confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the 
Judiciary. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under 
the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for 
the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature 
of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the 
bill. Each section of the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute 
shall be considered as read. No amendment to the committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the portion of 
the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII 
and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment so 
printed may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his 
designee and shall be considered as read. The Chairman of the Committee of the 
Whole may: (1) postpone until a time during further consideration in the 
Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment; and (2) 
reduce to five minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed 
question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, 
provided that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series 
of questions shall be 15 minutes. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill 
for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with 
such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote 
in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill 
or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous 
question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to 
final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.

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