[House Report 106-611]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-611


                         NONDISCRIMINATION ACT


 May 9, 2000.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed


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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 496]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 496, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 

                summary of provisions of the resolution

    The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 3709, 
the Internet Nondiscrimination Act, under a modified open rule. 
The rule provides one hour of general debate divided equally 
between the chairman and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on the Judiciary.
    The rule waives clause 4(a) of rule XIII (requiring a 
three-day layover of the committee report) against 
consideration of the bill. The waiver is necessary because the 
report was filed on Monday, May 8, and the bill may be 
considered on the floor as early as Wednesday, May 10. The rule 
makes in order the Committee on the Judiciary amendment in the 
nature of a substitute now printed in the bill as an original 
bill for the purpose of amendment, which shall be open for 
amendment at any point. The rule provides that the amendment 
process shall not exceed 2 hours.
    Members who have preprinted their amendments in the 
Congressional Record prior to their consideration will be given 
priority in recognition to offer their amendments if otherwise 
consistent with House rules. The rule allows the Chairman of 
the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during 
consideration of the bill and to reduce voting time to five 
minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen 
minute vote. Finally, the rule provides for one motion to 
recommit, with or without instructions.