H. R. 3834
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 11, 2021
Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York (for himself, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Titus, Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Norton, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Quigley, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Stanton, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Stevens, Mr. Peters, Ms. Brownley, Mr. Swalwell, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Meng, Mr. Carson, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Meeks, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Takano, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Bass, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Costa, Mr. Torres of New York, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Lieu, Ms. Dean, Ms. McCollum, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Lee of California, and Mr. Soto) 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 2022 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.