H.R. 1755: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 25, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Apr 25, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 815 (same title)
Passed Senate — Nov 07, 2013

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Introduced
Apr 25, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 25, 2013
Length
20 pages
Related Bills
S. 815 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Nov 07, 2013

 
Full Title

To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
205 cosponsors (197D, 8R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Workforce Protections

House House Administration

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/25/2013--Introduced.
Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity by covered entities (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees). Prohibits preferential treatment or quotas. Allows only disparate treatment claims.
Prohibits related retaliation.
Makes this Act inapplicable to: (1) religious organizations, and (2) the relationship between the United States and members of the Armed Forces. Declares that this Act does not repeal or modify any federal, state, territorial, or local law creating a special right or preference concerning employment for a veteran.
Prohibits this Act from being construed to: (1) prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to adhere to reasonable dress or grooming standards, or (2) require the construction of new or additional facilities.
Prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from compelling collection or requiring production of statistics from covered entities on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
Provides for enforcement, including giving the EEOC, the Librarian of Congress (LOC), the Attorney General (DOJ), and U.S. courts the same enforcement powers as they have under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, and other specified laws.
Allows actions and proceedings, subject to exception, against the United States and the states.

House Republican Conference Summary

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