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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Security and Financial Empowerment Act

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Victims of Abuse Insurance Protection Act
  • Victims' Employment Sustainability Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To promote the economic security and safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/15/2013 Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date
04/23/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: House Education and the Workforce
04/23/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Action By: House Education and the Workforce
04/15/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Action By: House Judiciary
04/10/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Action By: House Ways and Means
03/15/2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
03/15/2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
03/15/2013 Referred to House Financial Services
Action By: House of Representatives
03/15/2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/15/2013 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/15/2013 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce03/15/2013 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections04/23/2013 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions04/23/2013 Referred to
House Financial Services03/15/2013 Referred to
House Ways and Means03/15/2013 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources04/10/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary03/15/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations04/15/2013 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

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Subjects (22)

  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against women
  • Disability and health-based discrimination
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Employee leave
  • Employment and training programs
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Insurance industry and regulation
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Life, casualty, property insurance
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • Sex offenses
  • Unemployment
  • Violent crime
  • Women's employment

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (03/15/2013)

Security and Financial Empowerment Act - Authorizes appropriations for grants for the national resource center on workplace responses to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence for FY2014-FY2018. Establishes limits on the use of funds for administrative costs. Requires the center to provide information and assistance to enable victim service organizations to provide resource materials or other assistance to employers, labor organizations, or employees.

Amends the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to set forth entitlement standards and implementation guidelines for employee use of emergency leave to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (domestic or sexual violence). Prohibits: (1) any employer from interfering with the exercise of any right provided under this Act; or (2) discrimination against any individual for exercising any such right, opposing any practice made unlawful by this Act, or instituting any proceeding under this Act. Establishes a private right of action to enforce this Act. Directs the Secretary of Labor to receive, investigate, and attempt to resolve complaints of violations of this Act. 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 victims of domestic or sexual violence on emergency leave.

Adds provisions to VAWA, entitled the Victims' Employment Sustainability Act, to prohibit certain discriminatory practices against victims of domestic or sexual violence by: (1) employers with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment; or (2) public agencies with respect to the terms or conditions of public assistance. Authorizes civil actions by individuals or the Attorney General to enforce such provisions.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit denial of unemployment compensation to individuals separated from employment due to their experience of domestic or sexual violence.

Amends the Social Security Act to require training of unemployment compensation and TANF personnel to provide necessary services to victims of domestic or sexual violence. Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award a grant to a national victim services organization to develop and disseminate a model training program.

Victims of Abuse Insurance Protection Act - Prohibits denial or restriction of insurance coverage (including termination of health insurance coverage) or addition of a premium differential based on the status of the applicant or insured as a victim of abuse by a household or family member, intimate partner, or caretaker. Provides for enforcement of such prohibitions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and by a private cause of action.