S. 878: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013

Introduced:
May 07, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
6% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Alan “Al” Franken
Junior Senator from Minnesota
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
May 07, 2013
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 987 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2011

H.R. 1844 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 07, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 7, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 07, 2013
Referred to Committee May 07, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

44% chance of getting past committee.
6% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Full Title

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

Summary

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/7/2013--Introduced.
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, 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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