Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 6.djvu/96

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114 STAT. 3152 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—APR. 13, 2000 (1) IN GENERAL.—It shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, motion or conference report that— (A) provides an appropriation of new budget authority for any fiscal year after the budget year that is in excess of the amounts provided in paragraph (2); and (B) provides an appropriation of new budget authority for any fiscal year subsequent to the year after the budget year. (2) LIMITATION ON AMOUNTS. — The total amount, provided in appropriations legislation for the budget year, of appropriations for the subsequent fiscal year shall not exceed $23,500,000,000. (c) POINT OF ORDER WITH RESPECT TO DELAYED OBLIGATIONS.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that contains an appropriation of new budget authority for any fiscal year which does not become available upon enactment of such legislation or on the first day of that fiscal year (whichever is later). (2) EXCEPTION.—Paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to appropriations in the defense category; nor shall it apply to appropriations reoccurring or customary. (d) WAIVER AND APPEAL. — Subsections (b) and (c) may be waived or suspended in the Senate only by an affirmative vote of threefifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn. An affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members of the Senate, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required in the Senate to sustain an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under this section. (e) FORM OF THE POINT OF ORDER. —A point of order under this section may be raised by a Senator as provided in section 313(e) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. (f) CONFERENCE REPORTS. —I f a point of order is sustained under this section against a conference report, the report shall be disposed of as provided in section 313(d) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. (g) PRECATORY AMENDMENTS.— For purposes of interpreting section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, an amendment is not germsme if it contains predominately precatory language. (h) ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION.— The chairman of the Committee on the Budget in the Senate may instruct the Senate Committee on Finance to report legislation to reduce debt held by the public in an amount consistent with section 103. (i) SUNSET,—Except for subsection (g), this section shall expire effective October 1, 2002. SEC. 205. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION POINT OF ORDER IN THE SEN- ATE. (a) DESIGNATIONS. — (1) GUIDANCE. —In making a designation of a provision of legislation as an emergency requirement under section 251(b)(2)(A) or 252(e) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, the committee report and any