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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: Feb 19, 2019
Length: 34 pages
Feb 19, 2019

Ordered Reported on Jun 11, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 11, 2019.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Congressman Courtneys Remarks at the House Education & Labor Committee Markup of H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Sponsor) on Jun 11, 2019

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 5/24/2019
    — Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7] (Co-sponsor) on May 29, 2019

Courtneys Bill to Reduce Violence Against Health Care & Social Service Workers Passes Key House Committee
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Sponsor) on Jun 11, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

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


Feb 19, 2019

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Jun 11, 2019
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