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S. 2130: Equal Pay for Team USA Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 16, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2130

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 16, 2019

(for herself and Mrs. Capito) 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 equal treatment of athletes, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Equal Pay for Team USA Act of 2019.

2.

Equal treatment of athletes

(a)

Modification of purposes of United States Olympic Committee

Section 220503 of title 36, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (14), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;

(2)

in paragraph (15), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(16)

with respect to a sport for which separate programs for female and male athletes are conducted on a national basis, to ensure that female and male athletes who represent the United States in international amateur athletic competitions receive equal and nondiscriminatory compensation, wages, benefits, medical care, travel arrangements, and payment or reimbursement for expenses.

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(b)

Duty of national governing bodies

Section 220524 of title 36, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (7) through (9) as paragraphs (8) through (10), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:

(7)

with respect to a sport for which separate programs for female and male athletes are conducted on a national basis, provide to female and male athletes representing the United States in international amateur athletic competitions equal and nondiscriminatory compensation, wages, benefits, medical care, travel arrangements, and payment or reimbursement for expenses;

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(c)

Annual report on equal treatment of athletes

(1)

In general

Subchapter II of chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

220530A

Annual report on equal treatment of athletes

Not less frequently than annually, each national governing body shall submit to the corporation and Congress a report on the compliance of the national governing body with section 220524(7).

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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. Annual report on equal treatment of athletes.

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(d)

Implementation period and reports to Congress

Not later than January 31, 2022—

(1)

the corporation shall—

(A)

attain full compliance, and ensure that each national governing body attains full compliance, with the applicable provisions of law amended by this Act; and

(B)

submit to Congress a report describing such compliance of the corporation and each national governing body; and

(2)

each national governing body shall—

(A)

attain full compliance with the applicable provisions of law amended by this Act; and

(B)

submit to Congress a report describing such compliance of the national governing body.