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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007

Short Titles as Reported to House

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007

Short Titles as Introduced

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.


Actions Overview (6)

Date
11/07/2007Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 184 (Roll no. 1057).
10/22/2007Committee on Judiciary discharged.
10/22/2007Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
10/22/2007Committee on House Administration discharged.
10/22/2007Reported by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 110-406, Part I.
09/27/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (44)

Date Chamber
11/13/2007SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 479.
11/08/2007SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
11/07/2007-6:23pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/07/2007-6:23pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 184 (Roll no. 1057).
11/07/2007-6:16pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 222 (Roll no. 1056).
11/07/2007-5:58pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H13252)
11/07/2007-5:46pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Forbes motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of section 8(c) that "nothing in this Act may be construed to modify, limit, restrict, or in any way overturn any State or Federal definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, including the use of this Act as a legal predicate in litigation on the issue of marriage."
11/07/2007-5:45pmHouseMr. Forbes moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor. (consideration: CR H13250-13252; text: CR H13250)
11/07/2007-5:43pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR H13241-13243)
11/07/2007-5:43pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H13250)
11/07/2007-5:43pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3685.
11/07/2007-5:43pmHouseH.Amdt.883 On agreeing to the Souder amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 325 - 101 (Roll no. 1055).
11/07/2007-5:34pmHouseH.Amdt.882 On agreeing to the Miller, George amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 402 - 25 (Roll no. 1054).
11/07/2007-5:09pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11/07/2007-5:08pmHouseH.Amdt.884 By unanimous consent, the Baldwin amendment was withdrawn.
11/07/2007-4:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 793, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Baldwin amendment.
11/07/2007-4:57pmHouseH.Amdt.884 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Baldwin. (consideration: CR H13247-13249; text: CR H13247)
11/07/2007-4:57pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Souder amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceeding on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11/07/2007-4:45pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 793, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Souder amendment.
11/07/2007-4:45pmHouseH.Amdt.883 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Souder. (consideration: CR H13246-13247, H13249-13250; text: CR H13243)
11/07/2007-4:45pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceeding on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11/07/2007-4:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 793, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment.
11/07/2007-4:22pmHouseH.Amdt.882 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. George Miller. (consideration: CR H13243-13245, H13249; text: CR H13243)
11/07/2007-3:00pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3685.
11/07/2007-2:59pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 793 and Rule XVIII.
11/07/2007-2:59pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
11/07/2007-2:59pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3685 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
11/07/2007-2:59pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 793. (consideration: CR H13216-13253)
11/07/2007-2:58pmHouseRule H. Res. 793 passed House.
11/05/2007-6:51pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 793 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3685 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
10/22/2007HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 257.
10/22/2007HouseCommittee on Judiciary discharged.
10/22/2007HouseCommittee on Oversight and Government discharged.
10/22/2007HouseCommittee on House Administration discharged.
10/22/2007HouseReported by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 110-406, Part I.
10/18/2007HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 21.
10/18/2007HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/12/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
09/27/2007HouseReferred to House Judiciary
09/27/2007HouseReferred to House Oversight and Government Reform
09/27/2007HouseReferred to House Administration
09/27/2007HouseReferred to House Education and Labor
09/27/2007HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
09/27/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor09/27/2007 Referred to
10/18/2007 Markup by
10/22/2007 Reported by H. Rept. 110-406
House Administration09/27/2007 Referred to
10/22/2007 Discharged from
House Oversight and Government Reform09/27/2007 Referred to
10/22/2007 Discharged from
House Judiciary09/27/2007 Referred to
10/22/2007 Discharged from
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties10/12/2007 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (11/07/2007)

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 - (Sec. 4) Makes it an unlawful employment practice for covered entities (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees) to discriminate against an individual on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, including actions based on the actual or perceived sexual orientation of a person with whom the individual associates or has associated. Prohibits preferential treatment or quotas. Allows only disparate treatment claims.

(Sec. 5) Makes it an unlawful employment practice to discriminate against an individual because the individual opposed any practice made an unlawful employment practice by this Act or made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this Act.

(Sec. 6) Makes this Act inapplicable to a corporation, association, educational institution, or society that is exempt from religious discrimination provisions under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

(Sec. 7) Makes this Act inapplicable to the relationship between the United States and members of the Armed Forces, including the Coast Guard. Declares that this Act does not repeal or modify any federal, state, territorial, or local law creating a special right or preference concerning employment for a veteran.

(Sec. 8) Prohibits construing this Act to prohibit a covered entity from enforcing rules and policies that do not intentionally circumvent this Act's purposes if the rules or policies are designed for, and uniformly applied to, all individuals regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Prohibits construing this Act to limit a covered entity from taking adverse action against an individual because of a charge of sexual harassment against that individual, provided that sexual harassment rules and policies are designed for, and uniformly applied to, all individuals regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Prohibits construing this Act to require a covered entity to treat a couple who are not married in the same manner as the covered entity treats a married couple for purposes of employee benefits.

Declares that, in this Act, the terms "married" and "marry" refer to a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.

(Sec. 9) Prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from collecting statistics from covered entities on actual or perceived sexual orientation or compelling the collection by covered entities of such statistics.

(Sec. 10) Provides for enforcement, including giving the EEOC, the Librarian of Congress, the Attorney General, and U.S. courts the same enforcement powers as they have under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, and other specified laws.

(Sec. 11) Allows actions and proceedings against state governments and, subject to limitation, the federal government.

(Sec. 12) Allows, in some circumstances, the awarding to the prevailing party of a reasonable attorney's fee as part of the costs. Makes the EEOC and the United States liable for the costs to the same extent as a private person.

(Sec. 13) Requires the posting of related notices by covered entities.

(Sec. 14) Grants authority to issue regulations to the EEOC, the Librarian of Congress, the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance in accordance with provisions of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, and the President.

(Sec. 15) Declares that this Act does not invalidate or limit the rights, remedies, or procedures available under any other federal law or regulation or any law or regulation of a state or political subdivision of a state.