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H.R.4192: To amend the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia" to clarify the rules of the District of Columbia regarding human occupancy of penthouses above the top story of the building upon which the penthouse is placed.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 11, 2014
Latest Major Action May 16, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on April 28, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the District of Columbia Code with respect to building height limitations for penthouses for human occupancy.

Permits the construction or use for human occupancy of a penthouse which is erected to a height of one story of 20 feet or less above the level of the roof of the building upon which the penthouse is placed.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 16, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-103.
May 16, 2014 Signed by President.
May 7, 2014 Presented to President.
May 7, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 6, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2740)
April 29, 2014 Received in the Senate, read twice.
April 28, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 367 - 16 (Roll no. 178). (text: CR H3207)

April 28, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3219-3220)
April 28, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
April 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4192.
April 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3207-3209)
April 28, 2014 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 28, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 308.
April 28, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-418.
March 12, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
March 12, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 11, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.