H.R. 1873 (112th): Arbitration Fairness Act of 2011

Introduced:
May 12, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr.
Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 12, 2011
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1020 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2009

H.R. 1844 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 07, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 12, 2011
Referred to Committee May 12, 2011
 
Full Title

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

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Cosponsors
81 cosponsors (81D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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5/12/2011--Introduced.
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2011 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, or civil rights dispute.
Declares, further, that the validity and 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 a contract between an employer and a labor organization or between labor organizations. Denies to any such arbitration provision, however, the effect of waiving the right of an employee to seek judicial enforcement of a right arising under the U.S. Constitution, a state constitution, a federal or state statute, or related public policy.

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