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Introduced in Senate (07/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2083


To amend chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, to ensure pay equity for amateur athletes, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 10, 2019

Mrs. Feinstein (for herself and Mrs. Murray) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To amend chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, to ensure pay equity for amateur athletes, and for other purposes.

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 “Athletics Fair Pay Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Pay equity for amateur athletes.

(a) Equitable compensation.—Section 220524(6) of title 36, United States Code, is amended by inserting “, wages and other compensation,” after “support”.

(b) Reports on pay equity.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subchapter II of chapter 2205 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 220530A. Reports on pay equity

“(a) In general.—Each national governing body shall submit to Congress a report on the compensation of amateur athletes in the sport governed by the national governing body for—

“(1) each of the two consecutive calendar years ending immediately before the date of the enactment of this section; and

“(2) each calendar year beginning after the date of the enactment of this section.

“(b) Matters To be included.—Each report required by subsection (a) shall include, with respect to the applicable sport, for the calendar year covered by the report—

“(1) the median compensation for amateur athletes, disaggregated by race and gender; and

“(2) the minimum and maximum compensation paid to amateur athletes, disaggregated by race and gender.”.

(2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


“Sec. 220530A. Reports on pay equity.”.

(c) Retroactive effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 2 years before the date of the enactment of this Act.

(d) Severability.—If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act and the amendments made by this Act, and the application of the provision or amendment to any other person or circumstance, shall not be affected.


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