S.1796 - SAFE Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 09/29/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||12/20/2005 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S14174) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1796 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/29/2005)
Security and Financial Empowerment Act - SAFE Act - Sets forth entitlement standards and implementation guidelines for employee use of emergency leave to address domestic or sexual violence. Permits victims of domestic or sexual violence to substitute existing leave in lieu of emergency leave.
Authorizes state use of funds under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) to provide nonrecurrent short-term emergency benefits for emergency leave precipitated by domestic or sexual violence .
Amends the Internal Revenue Code relating to approval of state unemployment compensation laws to prohibit denial of compensation where an individual is separated from employment owing to circumstances resulting from the individual's experience of domestic or sexual violence. Amends the Social Security Act to include training with respect to clients in such violent circumstances for: (1) unemployment compensation personnel; and (2) TANF personnel. Authorizes grants for a model training program.
Victims' Employment Sustainability Act - Prohibits certain discriminatory employer practices relating to terms or conditions of employment in connection with victims of domestic or sexual violence.
Victims of Abuse Insurance Protection Act - Prohibits denial or restriction of insurance coverage based on the status of the applicant or insured regarding abuse or abuse-related claims.
Authorizes the Attorney General to provide a grant for a clearinghouse and resource center to provide information and assistance to employers, labor organizations, and advocates on behalf of victims of domestic or sexual violence.