Text: H.Res.125 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Res. 125 Engrossed in House (EH)]


                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                         March 3, 2005.
    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. 841) to require States to hold special elections to fill vacancies in 
the House of Representatives not later than 45 days after the vacancy is 
announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in extraordinary 
circumstances, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be 
dispensed with. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not 
exceed 60 minutes, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration 
and 20 minutes 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 House Administration now printed in the bill. The committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points 
of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are 
waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute 
shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules 
accompanying this resolution. 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All 
points of order against such amendments are waived. 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.
    Sec. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of this resolution, the 
amendment specified in section 3(a) shall be in order as though printed as the 
first amendment in House Report 109-10 if offered by Representative Ney of Ohio 
or a designee, and the amendment specified in section 3(b) may be in order in 
lieu of the amendment printed in House Report 109-10 and numbered 1.
    Sec. 3(a). The first amendment referred to in section 2, which shall be 
debatable for ten minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, is as follows:
    In section 26(b)(2) of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as 
proposed to be added by the bill, strike ``45 days'' and insert ``49 days''.
    (b) The second amendment referred to in section 2 is as follows:
    In section 26(b)(2) of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as 
proposed to be added by the bill, strike ``shall take place'' and all that 
follows through ``the vacancy exists,'' and insert the following: ``shall take 
place not later than 60 days after the Speaker of the House of Representatives 
announces that the vacancy exists,''.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.