S. 304 - Conscience Protection Act of 2016

Transportation and public works. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill passed both the House and Senate and is being presented to the President. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on April 28, 2015.

Conscience Protection Act of 2016

S. 304 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information.
Other Titles
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act
  • Conscience Protection Act of 2016
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act
  • Conscience Protection Act of 2016
Sponsor
John Thune
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Administrative remedies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Motor vehicles
  • Product safety and quality
  • Transportation safety and security
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Major Actions
Introduced1/29/2015
Referred to Committee
Senate4/28/2015
Passed House7/13/2016
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.4/28/2015 by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: S 304 Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act7/13/2016This motion DID NOT PASS the House
182 voted YES 244 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage: S 304 Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act7/13/2016This bill PASSED the House
245 voted YES 182 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/29/2015
1/29/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
1/29/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar2/26/2015Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
4/13/2015Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-13.
Put on a legislative calendar4/13/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 36.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/28/2015Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
4/29/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
4/29/2015Received in the House.
4/29/2015Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5/01/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
7/12/2016Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 822 Reported to House. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764.
7/13/2016Rule H. Res. 822 passed House.
7/13/2016ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mrs. Blackburn asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on S. 304 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
7/13/2016Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 822.
7/13/2016Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764.
7/13/2016DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 304.
7/13/2016The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7/13/2016Ms. Wasserman Schultz moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
7/13/2016DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill prohibiting the provisions of section 3 from applying to the extent that such provisions would reduce access to health care services to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the Zika virus. The reservation was subsequently withdrawn.
7/13/2016POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Shultz demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.
7/13/2016Considered as unfinished business.
7/13/2016Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7/13/2016
7/13/2016House amendment offered
select this voteVote7/13/2016On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: S 304 Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/13/2016On Passage: S 304 Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act
7/14/2016Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
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