H.R.714 - To protect the civil rights of victims of gender-motivated violence and to promote public safety, health, and regulate activities affecting interstate commerce by creating employer liability for negligent conduct that results in an individual's committing a gender-motivated crime of violence against another individual on premises controlled by the employer, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] (Introduced 02/09/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/10/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
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Summary: H.R.714 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/09/2005)
Declares an employer liable to a party injured in a crime of violence motivated by gender if: (1) the employer's business is in or affects interstate or foreign commerce; and (2) the employer's negligent conduct results in the perpetration of a gender-motivated crime of violence against an individual upon premises under the employer's control.
States that nothing in this Act: (1) entitles a person to a cause of action for random acts of violence unrelated to gender or for acts that cannot be demonstrated to be motivated by gender; or (2) requires a prior criminal complaint, prosecution, or conviction.
Gives the Federal and State courts concurrent jurisdiction over actions brought pursuant to this Act.
Directs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to create and provide to employers materials regarding personnel policies and safety standards to assist them in avoiding liability under this Act.