S.2521 - Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [ID-CT] (Introduced 12/19/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/24/2008 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2521 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/19/2007)
Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2007 - Provides that a federal employee and his or her domestic partner shall be entitled to benefits available to, and shall be subject to obligations imposed upon, a married federal employee and his or her spouse.
Defines "domestic partner" to mean an adult unmarried person living with another adult unmarried person of the same sex in a committed, intimate relationship. Defines "benefits" to include federal health insurance and enhanced dental and vision benefits, retirement and disability benefits, family, medical, and emergency leave, group life insurance, long-term care insurance, compensation for work injuries, and benefits for disability, death, or captivity. Excludes members of the uniformed services from the definition of "employee."
Sets forth requirements for filing: (1) an affidavit of eligibility as such a domestic partner, which shall include a certification that the employee and the domestic partner are each other's sole domestic partners and intend to remain so indefinitely; and (2) a statement upon dissolution of such a domestic partnership.