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H.R. 3231 (114th): Federal Intern Protection Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 18, 2015 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 289

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3231

[Report No. 114–383]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Scott of Virginia, and Ms. Meng) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

December 18, 2015

Additional sponsor: Ms. Norton

December 18, 2015

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 28, 2015


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Intern Protection Act of 2015.

2.

Prohibited personnel practices

(a)

In general

Section 2302 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(g)
(1)

All protections afforded to an employee under subparagraphs (A), (B), and (D) of subsection (b)(1) shall be afforded, in the same manner and to the same extent, to an intern and an applicant for internship.

(2)

For purposes of the application of this subsection, a reference to an employee shall be considered a reference to an intern in—

(A)

section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e–16);

(B)

sections 12 and 15 of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. 631, 633a); and

(C)

section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 791).

(3)

In this subsection, the term intern means an individual who performs uncompensated voluntary service in an agency to earn credit awarded by an educational institution or to learn a trade or occupation.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 3111(c)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting section 2302(g) (relating to prohibited personnel practices), before chapter 81.

Amend the title so as to read: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes..

December 18, 2015

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed