H.R.247: Tornado Shelters Act

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Bill Summary

Tornado Shelters Act - Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to permit the use of community development block grants for construction of tornado- or storm-safe shelters in manufactured home parks.States that such shelters shall: (1) be located in low-to moderate-income neighborhoods; and (2) serve the residents of the area in which they are located, and will not be made available for the exclusive use of a particular...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 93 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 247 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. 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 printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1 pursuant to clause 8 of rule XVIII. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments.
Rule H. Res. 93 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 93.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 247 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. 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 printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1 pursuant to clause 8 of rule XVIII. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 93 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Miller to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 247.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Frank amendment under the five-minute rule.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Traficant amendment under the five-minute rule.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bachus demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 247.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 401 - 6 (Roll no. 61).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 247.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Jan. 30, 2001

Introduced in the House by Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.)

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