[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 112th Congress]
[112nd Congress]
[House Document 111-157]
[Legislate Procedures Enacted in Law]
[Pages 1221-1223]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


  20. Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Sec. Sec. 1502, 


                       1503 [16 U.S.C. 3232, 3233]


             national need mineral activity recommendations


                            [16 U.S.C. 3232]


  Sec. 1502. (a) recommendation.--At any time after December 2, 1980, 
the President may transmit a recommendation to the Congress that mineral 
exploration, development, or extraction not permitted under this Act or 
other applicable law shall be permitted in a specified area of the lands 
referred to in section 1501 [16 U.S.C. 3231]. Notice of such transmittal 
shall be published in the Federal Register. No recommendation of the 
President under this section may be transmitted to the Congress before 
ninety days after publication in the Federal Register of notice of his 
intention to submit such recommendation.


                                  * * *

  (d) approval.--Any recommendation under this section shall take effect 
only upon enactment of a joint resolution approving such recommendation 
within the first period of one hundred and twenty calendar days of 
continuous session of Congress beginning on the date after the date of 
receipt by the Senate and House of Representatives of such 
recommendation. Any recommendation of the President submitted to 
Congress under subsection (a) shall be considered received by both 
Houses for purposes of this section on the first day on which both are 
in session occurring after such recommendation is submitted.

  (e) one-hundred-and-twenty-day computation.--For purposes of this 
section--

          (1) continuity of session of Congress is broken only by an 

        adjournment sine die; and

          (2) the days on which either House is not in session because 

        of an adjournment of more than three days to a day certain are 

        excluded in the computation of the one-hundred-and-twenty-day 


        calendar period.


                     expedited congressional review


                            [16 U.S.C. 3233]




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  Sec. 1503. (a) rulemaking.--This subsection is enacted by Congress--

          (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of each House of 

        Congress, respectively, and as such it is deemed a part of the 

        rules of each House, respectively, but applicable only with 

        respect to the procedure to be followed in the House in the case 

        of resolutions described by subsection (b) of this section and 

        it supersedes other rules only to the extent that it is 

        inconsistent therewith; and

          (2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of 

        either House to change the rules (so far as those relate to the 

        procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner and to 

        the same extent as in the case of any other rule of such House.

  (b) resolution.--For purposes of this section, the term ``resolution'' 
means a joint resolution, the resolving clause of which is as follows: 
``That the House of Representatives and Senate approve the 
recommendation of the President for ___ in ___ submitted to the Congress 
on ___, 19_.'', the first blank space therein to be filled in with 
appropriate activity, the second blank space therein to be filled in 
with the name or description of the area of land affected by the 
activity, and the third blank space therein to be filled with the date 
on which the President submits his recommendation to the House of 
Representatives and the Senate. Such resolution may also include 
material relating to the application and effect of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [42 U.S.C. 4321] to the recommendation.

  (c) referral.--A resolution once introduced with respect to such 
Presidential recommendation shall be referred to one or more committees 
(and all resolutions with respect to the same Presidential 
recommendation shall be referred to the same committee or committees) by 
the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, as the case may be.



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  (d) other procedures.--Except as otherwise provided in this section 
the provisions of section 8(d) of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation 
Act [15 U.S.C. 719f(d)] shall apply to the consideration of the 
resolution.

                                                         Sec. 1130(21A)