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H.R. 1195: 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: Apr 19, 2021
Length: 35 pages
Feb 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 16, 2021

This bill passed in the House on April 16, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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145 Cosponsors (139 Democrats, 6 Republicans)

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

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 1195 -Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (Apr 13, 2021)

What legislators are saying

On National Nurses Week, Rep. Courtneys Workplace Violence Prevention Bill is Introduced in the Senate
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Sponsor) on May 12, 2022

Scott Calls for Passage of Bill to Prevent Workplace Violence
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 16, 2021

Murphy Votes for H.R. 1195
    — Rep. Gregory Murphy [R-NC3] on Apr 16, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1195 will add $88 million in new spending through 2031.


Feb 22, 2021

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Mar 24, 2021
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Apr 5, 2021
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Apr 6, 2021
Text Published

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Apr 16, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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