H.R. 1020 (111th): Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

Introduced:
Feb 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 931 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 29, 2009

Sponsor
Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr.
Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 12, 2009
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3010 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 2007

H.R. 1873 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 12, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 12, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration.

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Cosponsors
118 cosponsors (117D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Commercial and Administrative Law

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2/12/2009--Introduced.
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of: (1) an employment, consumer, or franchise dispute, or (2) a dispute arising under any statute intended to protect civil rights.
Declares, further, that the validity or enforceability of an agreement to arbitrate shall be determined by a court, under federal law, rather than an arbitrator, irrespective of whether the party resisting arbitration challenges the arbitration agreement specifically or in conjunction with other terms of the contract containing such agreement.
Exempts from this Act arbitration provisions in collective bargaining agreements.

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