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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3280

      To provide a requirement to improve data collection efforts.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 13, 2019

   Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York (for himself, Mr. Bera, Mr. 
   Blumenauer, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. 
 Carbajal, Mr. Cardenas, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Castor of Florida, 
Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Cisneros, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Costa, Mr. Cox of 
   California, Mr. Crist, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. DelBene, Mr. 
  Deutch, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. 
Haaland, Ms. Hill of California, Mr. Himes, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. 
Kennedy, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. 
Jackson Lee, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. Ted Lieu of 
  California, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. 
 Meeks, Ms. Moore, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Moulton, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Nadler, 
    Ms. Norton, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Peters, Mr. Pocan, Ms. 
  Pressley, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Schiff, Ms. 
 Slotkin, Mr. Soto, Ms. Speier, Mr. Stanton, Ms. Stevens, Mr. Swalwell 
of California, Mr. Takano, Ms. Titus, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, 
   Ms. Bass, Ms. Meng, Mr. Keating, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. 
DeSaulnier, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Case, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, and Ms. Shalala) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                          Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
      To provide a requirement to improve data collection efforts.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``LGBTQ Essential Data Act''.

SEC. 2. IMPROVING DATA COLLECTION ON THE SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER 
              IDENTITY OF DECEASED INDIVIDUALS THROUGH THE NATIONAL 
              VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM.

    (a) Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Director of the Centers for Disease 
        Control and Prevention shall take measures to improve the 
        incidence of the collection of information on the sexual 
        orientation and gender identity of deceased individuals through 
        the National Violent Death Reporting System or any successor 
        programs.
            (2) Confidentiality.--Any information collected relating to 
        the sexual orientation or gender identity of a decedent shall 
        be maintained in accordance with the confidentiality and 
        privacy standards and policies for the protection of 
        individuals applicable to all other data collected for purposes 
        of the National Violent Death Reporting System.
    (b) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Gender identity.--The term ``gender identity'' means an 
        individual's sense of being male, female, transgender, or 
        another gender, as distinct from the individual's sex assigned 
        at birth.
            (2) Sexual orientation.--The term ``sexual orientation'' 
        means how a person identifies in terms of their emotional, 
        romantic, or sexual attractions, and includes identification as 
        straight, heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or bisexual, among other 
        terms.
    (c) Authorization.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
$25,000,000 for fiscal year 2020 to carry out this section.

SEC. 3. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the sense of the Congress that--
            (1) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made 
        significant efforts to encourage States and other jurisdictions 
        to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity 
        through the National Violent Death Reporting System; and
            (2) jurisdictions that participate in the collection of 
        such data through the National Violent Death Reporting System 
        should be commended for their participation.
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