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SA 254. Mr. KIRK submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

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Section 312 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
"(g) Prohibiting New Mandatory Spending.--
"(1) IN GENERAL.--It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report that--
"(A) creates a new mandatory funding program; or
"(B) converts a discretionary funding program into a mandatory funding program.
"(A) WAIVER.--This subsection may be waived or suspended in the Senate only by the affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn.
"(B) APPEALS.--Appeals in the Senate from the decisions of the Chair relating to any provision of this subsection shall be limited to 1 hour, to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the appellant and the manager of the bill or joint resolution. An affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members of the Senate, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required to sustain an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under this subsection.".

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 28, 2011.)