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H.R. 2895: LGBT Pride Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2895

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 13, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Takano, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Norton, Ms. Lee, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Shea-Porter, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Keating, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Titus, Mr. Peters, Ms. Esty of Connecticut, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Al Green of Texas, and Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To provide a requirement to improve data collection efforts.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the LGBT Pride Act.

2.

Improving data collection on the sexual orientation and gender identity of deceased individuals through the National Violent Death Reporting System

(a)

Collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data

(1)

In general

Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shall take measures to improve the incidence of the collection of information on the sexual orientation and gender identity of deceased individuals through the National Violent Death Reporting System or any successor programs.

(2)

Confidentiality

Any information collected relating to the sexual orientation or gender identity of a decedent shall be maintained in accordance with the confidentiality and privacy standards and policies for the protection of individuals applicable to all other data collected for purposes of the National Violent Death Reporting System.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Gender identity

The term gender identity means an individual’s sense of being male, female, transgender, or another gender, as distinct from the individual’s sex assigned at birth.

(2)

Sexual orientation

The term sexual orientation means how a person identifies in terms of their emotional, romantic, or sexual attractions, and includes identification as straight, heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or bisexual, among other terms.

(c)

Authorization

There is authorized to be appropriated $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2018 to carry out this section.

3.

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of the Congress that—

(1)

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made significant efforts to encourage States and other jurisdictions to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity through the National Violent Death Reporting System; and

(2)

jurisdictions that participate in the collection of such data through the National Violent Death Reporting System should be commended for their participation.