[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 113th Congress]
[113rd Congress]
[House Document 112-161]
[Legislate Procedures Enacted in Law]
[Pages 1278-1282]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



  32. Minimum Standards for Identification of Documents; Intelligence 
Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, Sec. 7220 [49 U.S.C. 44901 


                                  note]


                  Sec. 7220. identification standards.

          (a) Proposed Standards.--

                  (1) In general.--The Secretary of Homeland Security--

                        (A) shall propose minimum standards for 

                    identification documents required of domestic 

                    commercial airline passengers for boarding an 

                    aircraft; and

                        (B) may, from time to time, propose minimum 

                    standards amending or replacing standards previously 

                    proposed and transmitted to Congress and approved 

                    under this section.

                  (2) Submission to congress.--Not later than 6 months 


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                after the date of enactment of this Act,

                the Secretary shall submit the standards under paragraph 

                (1)(A) to the Senate and the House of Representatives on 

                the same day while each House is in session.

                  (3) Effective date.--Any proposed standards submitted 

                to Congress under this subsection shall take effect when 

                an approval resolution is passed by the House and the 

                Senate under the procedures described in subsection (b) 

                and becomes law.

          (b) Congressional Approval Procedures.--

                  (1) Rulemaking power.--This subsection is enacted by 

                Congress--

                        (A) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of 

                    the Senate and the House of Representatives, 

                    respectively, and as such they are deemed a part of 

                    the rules of each House, respectively, but 

                    applicable only with respect to the procedure to be 

                    followed in that House in the case of such approval 

                    resolutions; and it supersedes other rules only to 

                    the extent that they are inconsistent therewith; and

                        (B) with full recognition of the constitutional 

                    right of either House to change the rules (so far as 

                    relating 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 that House.

                  (2) Approval resolution.--For the purpose of this 

                subsection, the term ``approval resolution'' means a 

                joint resolution of Congress, the matter after the 

                resolving clause of which is as follows: ``That the 

                Congress approves the proposed standards issued under 

                section 7220 of the 9/11 Commission Implementation Act 

                of 2004, transmitted by the President to the Congress on 

                ___'', the blank space being filled in with the 

                appropriate date.

                  (3) Introduction.--Not later than the first day of 

                session following the day on which proposed standards 

                are transmitted to the House of Representatives and the 

                Senate under subsection (a), an approval resolution--

                        (A) shall be introduced (by request) in the 

                    House by the Majority Leader of the House of 


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                    Representatives, for himself or herself and the

                    Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or 

                    by Members of the House of Representatives 

                    designated by the Majority Leader and Minority 

                    Leader of the House; and

                        (B) shall be introduced (by request) in the 

                    Senate by the Majority Leader of the Senate, for 

                    himself or herself and the Minority Leader of the 

                    Senate, or by Members of the Senate designated by 

                    the Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the 

                    Senate.

                  (4) Prohibitions.--

                        (A) Amendments.--No amendment to an approval 

                    resolution shall be in order in either the House of 

                    Representatives or the Senate.

                        (B) Motions to suspend.--No motion to suspend 

                    the application of this paragraph shall be in order 

                    in either House, nor shall it be in order in either 

                    House for the Presiding Officer to entertain a 

                    request to suspend the application of this paragraph 

                    by unanimous consent.

                  (5) Referral.--

                        (A) In general.--An approval resolution shall be 

                    referred to the committees of the House of 

                    Representatives and of the Senate with jurisdiction. 

                    Each committee shall make its recommendations to the 

                    House of Representatives or the Senate, as the case 

                    may be, within 45 days after its introduction. 

                    Except as provided in subparagraph (B), if a 

                    committee to which an approval resolution has been 

                    referred has not reported it at the close of the 

                    45th day after its introduction, such committee 

                    shall be automatically discharged from further 

                    consideration of the resolution and it shall be 

                    placed on the appropriate calendar.

                        (B) Final passage.--A vote on final passage of 

                    the resolution shall be taken in each House on or 

                    before the close of the 15th day after the 

                    resolution is reported by the committee or 

                    committees of that House to which it was referred, 

                    or after such committee or committees have been 

                    discharged from further consideration of the 

                    resolution.

                        (C) Computation of days.--For purposes of this 


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                    paragraph, in computing a number of

                    days in either House, there shall be excluded any 

                    day on which that House is not in session.

                  (6) Coordination with action of other house.--If prior 

                to the passage by one House of an approval resolution of 

                that House, that House receives the same approval 

                resolution from the other House, then the procedure in 

                that House shall be the same as if no approval 

                resolution has been received from the other House, but 

                the vote on final passage shall be on the approval 

                resolution of the other House.

                  (7) Floor consideration in the house of 

                representatives.--

                        (A) Motion to proceed.--A motion in the House of 

                    Representatives to proceed to the consideration of 

                    an approval resolution shall be highly privileged 

                    and not debatable. An amendment to the motion shall 

                    not be in order, not shall it be in order to move to 

                    reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to 

                    or disagreed to.

                        (B) Debate.--Debate in the House of 

                    Representatives on an implementing bill or approval 

                    resolution shall be limited to not more than 4 

                    hours, which shall be divided equally between those 

                    favoring and those opposing the resolution. A motion 

                    to further limit debate shall not be debatable. It 

                    shall not be in order to move to recommit an 

                    approval resolution or to move to reconsider the 

                    vote by which an approval resolution is agreed to or 

                    disagreed to.

                        (C) Motion to postpone.--Motions to postpone 

                    made in the House of Representatives with respect to 

                    the consideration of an approval resolution and 

                    motions to proceed to the consideration of other 

                    business shall be decided without debate.

                        (D) Appeals.--All appeals from the decisions of 

                    the Chair relating to the application of the Rules 

                    of the House of Representatives to the procedure 

                    relating to an approval resolution shall be decided 

                    without debate.

                        (E) Rules of the house of representatives.--

                    Except to the extent specifically provided in 

                    subparagraphs (A) through (D), consideration of an 


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                    approval resolution shall be gov

                    erned by the Rules of the House of Representatives 

                    applicable to other resolutions in similar 

                    circumstances.


                  (8) Floor consideration in the Senate.--


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          (c) Default Standards.--

                (1) In general.--If the standards proposed under 

                subsection (a)(1)(A) are not approved pursuant to the 

                procedures described in subsection (b), then not later 

                than 1 year after rejection by a vote of either House of 

                Congress, domestic commercial airline passengers seeking 

                to board an aircraft shall present, for identification 


                purposes--


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