H. Res. 736: H.R. 3978 – TRID Improvement Act of 2017; H.R. 3299 – Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017; H.R. 620 – ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-4 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 227-187 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-187 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

MANAGERS: Polis/Collins

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 736

Report No. 115-559

 

H.R. 620-ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

H.R. 3299- Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017

H.R. 3978- TRID Improvement Act of 2017

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 620.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. 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.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Closed rule for H.R. 3299
  10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  14. Provides one motion to recommit.
  15. Structured rule for H.R. 3978.
  16. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.
  17. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  18. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-59, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  19. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  20. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in part C of the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which 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.
  21. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part C of the report.
  22. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  23. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from February 16, 2018, through February 23, 2018: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
  24. Section 5 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after 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. 620) to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair 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. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part A of 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. 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. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3299) to amend the Revised Statutes, the Home Owners' Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require the rate of interest on certain loans remain unchanged after transfer of the loan, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services; and (2) one motion to recommit.

Sec. 3. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3978) to amend the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 197 4 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-59, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services; (2) the further amendment printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent , and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 4. On any legislative day during the period from February 16, 2018, through February 23, 2018-

(a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and

(b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

Sec. 5. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 620 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Denham (CA)

#4

(REVISED) Ensures the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section takes action, to the extent practicable, to make ADA compliance publications available in languages commonly used by owners and operators of U.S. businesses

(10 minutes)

  1. Langevin (RI)

#1

Removes the requirement that a person who claims discrimination must first provide written notice that allows 60 days for an owner to acknowledge receipt of the complaint and 120 days to demonstrate substantial progress in removing the barrier before legal action may be pursued.

(10 minutes)

  1. Foster (IL)

#6

Allows for punitive damages for noncompliance after the cure period.

(10 minutes)

  1. Speier (CA), Schrader (OR), Bera (CA), Sinema (AZ)

#8

Clarifies that the defendant is still liable if the defendant fails to make substantial progress to remove the barrier.

(10 minutes)

  1. Bera (CA), Schrader (OR), Peters, Scott (CA), Sinema (AZ)

#2

(REVISED) Shortens the timeline from 180 to 120 total days.

(10 minutes)

  1. McMorris Rodgers (WA)

#9

Strikes the requirement that the written notices of alleged violation include the specific sections of the ADA alleged to have been violated.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hartzler (MO)

#10

Allows the use of portable pool lifts and allow the sharing of lifts between pools and spas to satisfy the pool accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act for places of public accommodation.

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3978 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

Hill (AR)

#1

Reduces the amount of money that the SEC can deposit in its "Reserve Fund" to a maximum of $48 million for the current fiscal year (FY 18), and direct any amounts that exceed that limitation from the SEC to the Treasury General Fund, and strike Title VI.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3978 IN PART C PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Foster (IL), Scott, David (GA)

#2

Clarifies that the requirement applies only to proprietary source code related to algorithmic trading, which contains prescriptive information.

(10 minutes)