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S. 2083: Athletics Fair Pay Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 10, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2083

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 10, 2019

(for herself and Mrs. Murray) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To amend chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, to ensure pay equity for amateur athletes, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Athletics Fair Pay Act of 2019.

2.

Pay equity for amateur athletes

(a)

Equitable compensation

Section 220524(6) of title 36, United States Code, is amended by inserting , wages and other compensation, after support.

(b)

Reports on pay equity

(1)

In general

Subchapter II of chapter 2205 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

220530A.

Reports on pay equity

(a)

In general

Each national governing body shall submit to Congress a report on the compensation of amateur athletes in the sport governed by the national governing body for—

(1)

each of the two consecutive calendar years ending immediately before the date of the enactment of this section; and

(2)

each calendar year beginning after the date of the enactment of this section.

(b)

Matters To be included

Each report required by subsection (a) shall include, with respect to the applicable sport, for the calendar year covered by the report—

(1)

the median compensation for amateur athletes, disaggregated by race and gender; and

(2)

the minimum and maximum compensation paid to amateur athletes, disaggregated by race and gender.

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(2)

Conforming amendment

The table of sections for chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

Sec. 220530A. Reports on pay equity.

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(c)

Retroactive effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 2 years before the date of the enactment of this Act.

(d)

Severability

If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act and the amendments made by this Act, and the application of the provision or amendment to any other person or circumstance, shall not be affected.