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H.R. 4163: Even Playing Field Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4163

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 2021

(for herself, Ms. Lois Frankel of Florida, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Titus, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Keating, Ms. Bass, Ms. Pressley, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Ross, Ms. Norton, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Lawson of Florida, and Mrs. Watson Coleman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to provide pay equity for amateur athletes and other personnel.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Even Playing Field Act.

2.

Pay equity for amateur athletes and other personnel

(a)

Purposes of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Section 220503(12) of the title 36, United States Code, is amended by inserting including investment, promotional support, working conditions including staff support and facilities and equipment for training and competition, and wages, stipends and other compensation, equal to that afforded to amateur athletic activities for men before the semicolon.

(b)

Eligibility requirements for amateur sports organizations as national governing bodies

Section 220522(a)(8) of the title 36, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking an equal opportunity and inserting and demonstrates equal opportunity, including in investment, promotional support, working conditions including staff support and facilities and equipment for training and competition, and wages, stipends and other compensation,; and

(2)

by inserting and other activities after athletic competition.

(c)

General duties of national governing bodies

Section 220524(6) of the title 36, United States Code, is amended by inserting , including in investment, promotional support, working conditions including staff support and facilities and equipment for training and competition, and wages, stipends and other compensation before the semicolon.

(d)

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, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials 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, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials disaggregated by race, gender, and employment category; and

(2)

the minimum and maximum compensation paid to amateur athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials, disaggregated by race, gender, and employment category.

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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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(e)

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.

(f)

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.