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115th Congress     }                                  {        Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session       }                                  {         115-51

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1101) TO AMEND TITLE I OF 
 THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 TO IMPROVE ACCESS 
  AND CHOICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS WITH SMALL BUSINESSES WITH RESPECT TO 
                    MEDICAL CARE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES

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   March 20, 2017.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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                Mr. Byrne, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 210]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 210, by a record vote of 7 to 3, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1101, the 
Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, under a structured 
rule. The resolution provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The resolution 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 
The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-
9 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, 
shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all points 
of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The 
resolution makes in order only the further amendment printed in 
this report, if offered by the Member designated in this 
report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable 
for the time specified in this 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. The resolution waives all points of 
order against the amendment printed in this report. The 
resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII, 
which requires the inclusion of a committee cost estimate. It 
is important to note the Committee intends to submit the cost 
estimate for printing in the Congressional Record once it 
becomes available.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendment printed in this report, the Committee is not 
aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in 
nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 35

    Motion by Mr. Woodall to report the rule. Adopted: 7-3

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................  ............  Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Buck........................................  ............
Ms. Cheney......................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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                 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

    1. Herrera Beutler (WA): Clarifies that existing 
association health plans may continue to operate under existing 
state and federal law. (10 minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

  1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Herrera Beutler of 
          Washington or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of section 6 the following:
  (c) Coordination With Existing Law.--Nothing in this Act 
shall require plans to become certified under section 802 of 
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended 
by this Act, or require plans that are not certified under such 
section to comply with the requirements under part 8 of such 
Act, except to the extent provided in section 809 of such Act.

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