H. R. 3280
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 13, 2019
Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York (for himself, Mr. Bera, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Cisneros, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Costa, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Crist, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Deutch, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Haaland, Ms. Hill of California, Mr. Himes, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Moulton, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Peters, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Slotkin, Mr. Soto, Ms. Speier, Mr. Stanton, Ms. Stevens, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Takano, Ms. Titus, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Bass, Ms. Meng, Mr. Keating, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. DeSaulnier, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Case, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, and Ms. Shalala) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To provide a requirement to improve data collection efforts.
This Act may be cited as the
LGBTQ Essential Data Act.
Improving data collection on the sexual orientation and gender identity of deceased individuals through the National Violent Death Reporting System
Collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data
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.
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.
In this section:
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.
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.
There is authorized to be appropriated $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2020 to carry out this section.
Sense of Congress
It is the sense of the Congress that—
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
jurisdictions that participate in the collection of such data through the National Violent Death Reporting System should be commended for their participation.