H.R.973 - Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 03/05/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||04/23/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.973 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/05/2013)
Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt an employer opposed by reason of adherence to a religious belief or moral conviction from the tax penalty imposed for failure of a group health plan to cover required women's preventive care and screenings.
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from bringing an action against a plan to enforce any requirement to provide such coverage to which an employer is opposed by reason of adherence to a religious belief or moral conviction.
Exempts group health plans from penalties under state and federal enforcement provisions of the Public Health Service Act for failure to meet such women's health requirements insofar as they concern coverage to which an employer is opposed on the basis of religious belief or moral conviction.