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H.R. 1309: Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

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To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Joe Courtney

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Length: 35 pages
Introduced
Feb 19, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 21, 2019

This bill passed in the House on November 21, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
30% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

After 7-Year Effort, House Votes to Pass Rep. Courtneys Bill to Curb Workplace Violence Against Health Care and Social Service Workers
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Sponsor) on Nov 21, 2019

Scott Praises Passage of Legislation to Protect Health Care and Social Service Employees from Workplace Violence
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 21, 2019

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Health Care and Social Service Workers With Wexton Amendment
    — Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10] on Nov 21, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1309 will add $76 million in new spending through 2029.

History

Feb 19, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 11, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 14, 2019
 
On House Schedule

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Nov 18, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Education and Labor

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Nov 21, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1309 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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