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PUBLIC LAW 104^-4—MAR. 22, 1995 109 STAT. 59 "SEC. 426. PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- 2 USC 658e. TIVES. "(a) ENFORCEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. — It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives to consider a rule or order that waives the application of section 425. " (b) DISPOSITION OF POINTS OF ORDER. — " (1) APPLICATION TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.— This subsection shall apply only to the House of Representatives. "(2) THRESHOLD BURDEN.—In order to be cognizable by the Chair, a point of order under section 425 or subsection (a) of this section must specify the precise language on which it is premised. "(3) QUESTION OF CONSIDERATION. — As disposition of points of order under section 425 or subsection (a) of this section, the Chair shall put the question of consideration with respect to the proposition that is the subject of the points of order. " (4) DEBATE AND INTERVENING MOTIONS. —^A question of consideration under this section shall be debatable for 10 minutes by each Member initiating a point of order and for 10 minutes by an opponent on each point of order, but shall otherwise be decided without intervening motion except one that the House adjourn or that the Committee of the Whole rise, as the case may be. "(5) EFFECT ON AMENDMENT IN ORDER AS ORIGINAL TEXT.— The disposition of the question of consideration under this subsection with respect to a bill or joint resolution shall be considered also to determine the question of consideration under this subsection with respect to an amendment made in order as original text. "SEC. 427. REQUESTS TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE FROM 2 USC 658F. SENATORS. "At the written request of a Senator, the Director shall, to the extent practicable, prepare an estimate of the direct costs of a Federal intergovernmental mandate contained in an amendment of such Senator. "SEC. 428. CLARIFICATION OF APPLICATION. 2 USC 658g. "(a) IN GENERAL. —This part applies to any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that reauthorizes appropriations, or that amends existing authorizations of appropriations, to carry out any statute, or that otherwise amends any statute, only if enactment of the bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report— "(1) would result in a net reduction in or elimination of authorization of appropriations for Federal financial assistance that would be provided to State, local, or tribal governments for use for the purpose of complying with any Federal intergovernmental mandate, or to the private sector for use to comply with any Federal private sector mandate, and would not eliminate or reduce duties established by the Federal mandate by a corresponding amount; or "(2) would result in a net increase in the aggregate amount of direct costs of Federal intergovernmental mandates or Federal private sector mandates other than as described in paragraph (1).