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Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

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A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
11/07/2013Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 64 - 32. Record Vote Number: 232.(text: CR S7907-7909)
09/12/2013Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-105. Additional views filed.
04/25/2013Introduced in Senate

All Actions (51)

Date Chamber
01/08/2014HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/12/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
11/12/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
11/12/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
11/12/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
11/12/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
11/12/2013-2:13pmHouseReceived in the House.
11/07/2013SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/07/2013SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 64 - 32. Record Vote Number: 232. (text: CR S7907-7909)
11/07/2013SenateCloture on the bill invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 64 - 34. Record Vote Number: 231. (consideration: CR S7902; text: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2013 Amendment SA 2013, under the order of 11/6/13, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 55. Record Vote Number: 230.
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2020 Proposed amendment SA 2020 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2015 SA 2015 fell when SA 2014 withdrawn. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2014 Proposed amendment SA 2014 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2018 SA 2018 fell when SA 2017 fell. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2017 SA 2017 fell when SA 2016 withdrawn. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2016 Proposed amendment SA 2016 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateMotion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 2016) withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7902)
11/07/2013SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894-7909)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2015 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2016 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894, S7902)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2017 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2020 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894)
11/07/2013SenateS.Amdt.2018 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7894)
11/06/2013SenateCloture motion on the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S7864-7865; text: CR S7864)
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2020 Amendment SA 2020 proposed by Senator Collins for Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2013. (consideration: CR S7846; text: CR S7846) Of a perfecting nature.
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2013 Amendment SA 2013 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Toomey. (consideration: CR S7846)
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2012 Amendment SA 2012 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2013 Proposed amendment SA 2013 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7846)
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2018 Amendment SA 2018 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2017. (consideration: CR S7841; text: CR S7841) Of a perfecting nature.
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2017 Amendment SA 2017 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2016 (the instructions of the motion to recommit). (consideration: CR S7841; text: CR S7841) Of a perfecting nature.
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2016 Amendment SA 2016 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S7841; text: CR S7841) To change the enactment date.
11/06/2013SenateMotion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 2016) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7841; text: CR S7841)
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2015 Amendment SA 2015 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2014. (consideration: CR S7841; text: CR S7841) Of a perfecting nature.
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2014 Amendment SA 2014 proposed by Senator Reid to language proposed to be stricken by the committee reported substitute amendment. (consideration: CR S7841; text: CR S7841) To change the enactment date.
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2013 Amendment SA 2013 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Toomey to Amendment SA 2012. (consideration: CR S7841; text: CR S7841) To strike the appropriate balance between protecting workers and protecting religious freedom.
11/06/2013SenateS.Amdt.2012 Amendment SA 2012 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Portman. (consideration: CR S7841, S7846) To promote fairness and equal opportunity in the workplace consistent with the fundamental right of religious freedom.
11/06/2013SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S7839-7841, S7846, S7864-7865; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S7839-7841)
11/06/2013SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7839)
11/05/2013SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S7804-7814, S7814-7825)
11/04/2013SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 30. Record Vote Number: 229. (consideration: CR S7794; text: CR S7794)
11/04/2013SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7783-7785, S7793-7794)
10/31/2013SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S7777; text: CR S7777)
10/31/2013SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7777)
09/12/2013SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 184.
09/12/2013SenateCommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-105. Additional views filed.
Action By: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
07/10/2013SenateCommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
04/25/2013SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Cosponsors (56)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA]* 04/25/2013
Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL]* 04/25/2013
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 04/25/2013
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 04/25/2013
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 05/06/2013
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 05/06/2013
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 05/06/2013
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 05/06/2013
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 05/06/2013
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 05/06/2013
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 05/06/2013
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI] 05/06/2013
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 05/06/2013
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] 05/06/2013
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 05/06/2013
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 05/06/2013
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 05/06/2013
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 05/06/2013
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 05/06/2013
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] 05/06/2013
Sen. Baucus, Max [D-MT] 05/06/2013
Sen. Hagan, Kay R. [D-NC] 05/06/2013
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 05/06/2013
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 05/06/2013
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] 05/06/2013
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 05/06/2013
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 05/06/2013
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] 05/06/2013
Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO] 05/06/2013
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 05/06/2013
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD] 05/06/2013
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 05/06/2013
Sen. Cowan, William M. [D-MA] 05/06/2013
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] 05/06/2013
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 05/07/2013
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 05/07/2013
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 05/07/2013
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] 05/07/2013
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] 05/08/2013
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 05/09/2013
Sen. Begich, Mark [D-AK] 05/15/2013
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 05/15/2013
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 05/15/2013
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 05/16/2013
Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] 05/16/2013
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 05/22/2013
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] 05/23/2013
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 06/03/2013
Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND] 06/07/2013
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] 06/17/2013
Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] 06/18/2013
Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] 06/18/2013
Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD] 06/25/2013
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 09/11/2013
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] 10/28/2013
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] 11/04/2013

Committees (5)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions04/25/2013 Referred to
07/10/2013 Markup by
09/12/2013 Reported by S. Rept. 113-105
House Education and the Workforce11/12/2013 Referred to
House Administration11/12/2013 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform11/12/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary11/12/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice01/08/2014 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate amended (11/07/2013)

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - (Sec. 4) Prohibits covered entities (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees) from engaging in employment discrimination on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Declares that it shall be unlawful for an employer, because of an individual's actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, to: (1) fail or refuse to hire, to discharge, or to otherwise discriminate with respect to the compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment of such individual; or (2) limit, segregate, or classify employees or applicants in any way that would deprive any individual of employment or adversely affect an individual's status as an employee. Prohibits employment agencies, labor organizations, and training programs from engaging in similar practices that would adversely affect individuals based on such actual or perceived orientation or identity.

Specifies that such unlawful employment practices include actions based on the actual or perceived orientation or identity of a person with whom the individual associates.

Prohibits certain employment actions from being considered unlawful with respect to volunteers who receive no compensation.

Prohibits a covered entity from granting preferential treatment or implementing quotas on the basis of such actual or perceived orientation or identity.

Limits the claims authorized to be brought under this Act to disparate treatment claims (thereby specifying that disparate impact claims are not provided for under this Act).

Places the burden of proof on the complaining party to establish such an unlawful employment practice by demonstrating that sexual orientation or gender identity was a motivating factor for any employment practice, even though other factors also motivated the practice.

(Sec. 5) Prohibits a covered entity from discriminating against an individual who: (1) opposed such an unlawful employment practice; or (2) made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this Act.

(Sec. 6) Makes this Act inapplicable to corporations, associations, educational institutions or institutions of learning, or societies exempt from the religious discrimination provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (thereby establishing a religious employer's exemption).

Prohibits a federal agency, or any state or local agency that receives federal funding or financial assistance, from: (1) penalizing or withholding licenses, permits, certifications, accreditation, contracts, grants, guarantees, tax-exempt status, or any benefits or exemptions from an exempt religious employer; or (2) prohibiting a religious employer from participating in programs or activities sponsored by such agency.

Prohibits the religious employer's exemption and related requirements from invalidating any other federal, state, or local law or regulation that otherwise applies to a religious employer.

(Sec. 7) Makes this Act inapplicable to the relationship between the United States and members of the Armed Forces.

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 this Act from being construed to: (1) prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to adhere to reasonable dress or grooming standards, or (2) require the construction of new or additional facilities.

(Sec. 9) Prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Secretary of Labor from compelling collection or requiring production of statistics from covered entities on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity pursuant to this Act.

(Sec. 10) Provides for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including by giving the EEOC, Librarian of Congress, Attorney General (DOJ), and U.S. courts the same enforcement powers as they have under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, and other laws granting rights and protections to certain applicants and employees.

Prohibits an individual who files claims alleging an unlawful employment practice under this Act in addition to alleging an unlawful employment practice because of sex under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from receiving double recovery under both Acts.

Authorizes the court, in a case in which sexual orientation or gender identity was proven to be a motivating factor but the respondent then demonstrates that the same action would have been taken in the absence of the impermissible motivating factor, to grant declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and attorney's fees and costs demonstrated to be directly attributable only to the pursuit of the claim. Prohibits the court, in such an instance, from awarding damages or issuing an order requiring any admission, reinstatement, hiring, promotion, or payment.

(Sec. 11) Allows actions and proceedings, subject to exception, against the United States and the states. Declares that a state's receipt or use of federal financial assistance for specified programs or activities constitutes a waiver of sovereign immunity to a suit brought by an employee or applicant for employment of that program or activity. Prohibits punitive damages from being available in actions and proceedings against states or the United States and limits compensatory damages in such cases to the extent specifically authorized.

(Sec. 12) Permits a decisionmaker (other than the Attorney General) in an action or administrative proceeding under this Act to allow the prevailing party (other than the EEOC or the United States) a reasonable attorney's fee (including expert fees) as part of the costs, to the same extent as is permitted under specified civil and employee rights laws. Requires the EEOC and the United States to be liable for costs to the same extent as a private person.

(Sec. 13) Provides authority for amended employee notices to be posted in employee areas for purposes of this Act, but does not require the posting of a separate notice.

(Sec. 15) Prohibits this Act from invalidating or limiting the rights, remedies, or procedures available to an individual claiming discrimination prohibited under any other federal, state, or political subdivision laws.