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115th Congress   }                                      {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session     }                                      {       115-95

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1695) TO AMEND TITLE 17, 
  UNITED STATES CODE, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE 
             REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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   April 25, 2017.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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         Mr. Collins of Georgia, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 275]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 275, by a record vote of 8 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. 1695, the 
Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 
2017, under a structured rule. The resolution provides one hour 
of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. 
The resolution waives all points of order against consideration 
of the bill. The resolution makes in order an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 115-13 and provides that it shall be considered 
as read. The resolution waives all points of order against that 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. The resolution makes 
in order only those further amendments printed in this report. 
Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in 
this report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this 
report, 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The 
resolution waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in this report. The resolution provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides that H. Res. 254 shall 
be laid on the table.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill, 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 in nature of a substitute made in order as 
original text, 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 
amendments 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. 47

    Motion by Mr. Polis to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #1, offered by Rep. Lofgren 
(CA) and Rep. DeGette (CO) and Rep. Doyle (PA) and Rep. Brady 
(PA) and Rep. Butterfield (NC) and Rep. Cummings (MD), which 
ensures that the Librarian of Congress would remain responsible 
for filling just the current Register of Copyrights vacancy. 
Defeated: 3-8

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................  ............
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 48

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report the rule. Adopted: 8-3

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Yea   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....................................  ............
Mr. Buck........................................          Yea
Ms. Cheney......................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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                SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

    1. Deutch (FL): Requires the Register of Copyrights to be 
capable of identifying and supervising a Chief Information 
Officer or similar official responsible for managing 
information technology systems. (10 minutes)
    2. Chu (CA): Specifies that nothing in the bill shall 
impact the mandatory deposit requirements of title 17. (10 
minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Deutch of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Page 1, line 18, insert after ``law'' the following: ``, 
shall be capable of identifying and supervising a Chief 
Information Officer or other similar official responsible for 
managing modern information technology systems,''.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Chu of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    At the end of the bill, add the following new section:

SEC. 3. CONSTRUCTION.

  Nothing in this Act may be construed to impact the mandatory 
deposit requirements in title 17, United States Code.

                                  [all]