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                                                      Calendar No. 503
116th Congress     }                                    {       Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session        }                                    {      116-245
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          EMPOWERING OLYMPIC AND AMATEUR ATHLETES ACT OF 2019

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

           COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION

                                   on

                                S. 2330









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                 July 29, 2020.--Ordered to be printed

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       SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION
                     one hundred sixteenth congress
                             second session

                 ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi, Chairman
JOHN THUNE, South Dakota             MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
ROY BLUNT, Missouri                  AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota
TED CRUZ, Texas                      RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Connecticut
DEB FISCHER, Nebraska                BRIAN SCHATZ, Hawaii
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
DAN SULLIVAN, Alaska                 TOM UDALL, New Mexico
CORY GARDNER, Colorado               GARY C. PETERS, Michigan
MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee          TAMMY BALDWIN, Wisconsin
SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia  TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Illinois
MIKE LEE, Utah                       JON TESTER, Montana
RON JOHNSON, Wisconsin               KYRSTEN SINEMA, Arizona
TODD C. YOUNG, Indiana               JACKY ROSEN, Nevada
RICK SCOTT, Florida
                       John Keast, Staff Director
               David Strickland, Minority Staff Director





























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116th Congress     }                                    {       Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session        }                                    {      116-245
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          EMPOWERING OLYMPIC AND AMATEUR ATHLETES ACT OF 2019

                                _______
                                

                 July 29, 2020.--Ordered to be printed

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       Mr. Wicker, from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 2330]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to 
which was referred the bill (S. 2330) to amend the Ted Stevens 
Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to provide for congressional 
oversight of the board of directors of the United States 
Olympic and Paralympic Committee and to protect amateur 
athletes from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and for 
other purposes, having considered the same, reports favorably 
thereon with an amendment (in the nature of a substitute) and 
recommends that the bill (as amended) do pass.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    S. 2330 would amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur 
Sports Act to provide for increased congressional oversight of 
the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee's (USOPC) 
board of directors. The bill would also expand the USOPC's 
statutory purpose to conduct more effective oversight of 
national governing bodies (NGBs) to ensure a safe environment 
in sport for amateur athletes that is free from abuse. In 
addition, the bill would increase athlete representation on 
governing boards, committees, and panels within NGBs and the 
USOPC, require third-party independent audits of the USOPC's 
finances, and increase the resources for the U.S. Center for 
SafeSport (SafeSport) to more effectively protect athletes from 
abuse.

                          Background and Needs

    The issue of sexual abuse within the United States Olympic 
movement has generated considerable national interest in recent 
years following a series of reports of abuse from high-profile 
athletes.\1\ In particular, reports of sexual abuse in the 
sport of gymnastics, which led to criminal proceedings against 
former USA Gymnastics (USAG) national team doctor and convicted 
child molester Larry Nassar, revealed systemic and cultural 
failures within the Olympic movement to protect young athletes 
and to report allegations of abuse to the proper 
authorities.\2\
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    \1\Jen Kirby, ``The Sex Abuse Scandal Surrounding USA Gymnastics 
Team Doctor Larry Nassar, Explained,'' Vox, May 16, 2018 (https://
www.vox.com/identities/2018/1/19/16897722/sexual-abuse-usa-gymnastics-
larry-nassar-explained) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \2\Id.
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    Nassar began working as an athletic trainer for USAG in 
1986.\3\ He became the chief medical coordinator for USAG in 
1996 after completing medical school at Michigan State 
University (MSU), where he became a part of the university's 
faculty in 1997.\4\ A year after Nassar's resignation from USAG 
in 2015, the Indianapolis Star ran a story chronicling abuse 
allegations against Nassar and USAG's failure to forward those 
allegations to law enforcement authorities.\5\ Following this 
report, dozens of girls and women formally filed allegations of 
sexual abuse against Nassar.\6\
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    \3\Id.
    \4\Id.
    \5\Id. See also Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski, 
``Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Accused of Abuse,'' The Indianapolis 
Star, Sep. 12, 2016 (https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/09/12/
former-usa-gymnastics-doctor-accused-abuse/89995734/) (accessed Jun. 
30, 2020).
    \6\Id.
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    To date, at least 125 women have filed criminal complaints 
with the police, and more than 300 people--including victims, 
spouses, and parents--have filed civil lawsuits against Nassar 
for sexual abuse.\7\ Some of Nassar's victims maintain that 
coaches and administrators, including former U.S. Olympic 
Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, were aware of the complaints 
against him, but never took action.\8\ Although Nassar 
initially denied the allegations of abuse, he ultimately pled 
guilty in an Ingham County, Indiana State court to seven counts 
of criminal sexual assault\9\ and was sentenced to 40 to 175 
years in prison.\10\ Later, he was also convicted of three 
counts of sexual assault in an Eaton County, Indiana State 
court and sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for those 
counts.\11\ Nassar is currently serving a 60-year Federal 
prison sentence for three separate child pornography 
convictions.\12\
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    \7\Id.
    \8\Id.
    \9\Id.
    \10\Scott Cacciola and Victor Mather, ``Larry Nassar Sentencing: `I 
Just Signed Your Death Warrant,''' The New York Times, Jan. 24, 2018 
(https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/sports/larry-nassar-
sentencing.html) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \11\Megan Banta, ``Survivor: Larry Nassar `Still Does Not Care 
About the Effect He Has on His Victims.','' Lansing State Journal, Jan. 
24, 2020 (https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/01/
24/larry-nassar-rosemarie-aquilina-sexual-abuse-sentence-appeal/
1501111001/) (accessed Jul. 15, 2020).
    \12\Id.
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    The Nassar sexual abuse scandal also implicated MSU for 
wrongdoing. MSU employed Nassar as a university physician, but 
officially terminated him in September 2016 following media 
reports of accusations of sexual abuse against him.\13\ The 
media reports alleged that 14 MSU representatives had been told 
about sexual misconduct by Nassar, beginning as early as 1997, 
but failed to act on the information.\14\ On May 16, 2018, MSU 
announced an agreement to pay $500 million to Nassar's 
victims.\15\ The announcement stated that MSU would pay $425 
million to the 332 girls and women who had come forward to date 
and that it would set aside $75 million for future claims.\16\
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    \13\Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski, ``Former USA 
Gymnastics Doctor Accused of Abuse,'' The Indianapolis Star, Sep. 12, 
2016 (https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/09/12/former-usa-
gymnastics-doctor-accused-abuse/89995734/) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \14\Kim Kozlowski, ``What MSU Knew: 14 Were Warned of Nassar 
Abuse,'' The Detroit News, Jan. 8, 2018 (https://www.detroitnews.com/
story/tech/2018/01/18/msu-president-told-nassar-complaint-2014/
1042071001) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \15\Michigan State University, ``Larry Nassar Survivors and 
Michigan State University Announce They Have Successfully Resolved 
Existing Litigation and Agreed in Principle To a $500 Million Global 
Settlement,'' May 16, 2018 (https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/larry-
nassar-survivors-and-michigan-state-university-announce-they-have-
successfully-resolved-e/?utm_campaign=media&utm_medium=email) (accessed 
Jun. 30, 2020).
    \16\Id.
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    In response to Nassar's conviction and sexual abuse 
allegations within the Olympic movement, the USOPC initiated a 
series of actions to enhance athlete safety. The organization 
started with a change in leadership. In February 2018, the 
USOPC announced the resignation of Scott Blackmun as CEO and 
the installation of Susanne Lyons as Acting CEO of the 
organization.\17\ The USOPC also announced additional reforms 
and new initiatives designed to more effectively protect 
athletes from abuse, including: (1) a new advisory group to 
improve USOPC safeguards; (2) a review of the USOPC and NGBs' 
governance structure; and (3) doubling USOPC's funding of 
SafeSport--an organization established by Congress in 2017 to 
address the problem of child abuse in sport.\18\ In addition to 
these reforms, a special committee of the USOPC board of 
directors hired a large law firm, Ropes and Gray, to conduct an 
independent investigation to determine when individuals 
affiliated with USAG and the USOPC first became aware of any 
evidence of Nassar's abuse of athletes; what the evidence was; 
and what those individuals did with it.\19\ Ropes and Gray 
released a final report 10 months later, finding that numerous 
adults, including executives, ignored credible reports of 
Nassar's abuse. The report also concluded there were numerous 
systemic features embedded in elite women's gymnastics that 
rendered athletes particularly vulnerable to child sexual 
abuse, among other things.\20\
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    \17\U.S. Olympic Committee, ``U.S. Olympic Committee Announces 
Significant Changes to Further Protect Athletes,'' Feb. 28, 2018 
(https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/February/28/US-Olympic-Committee-
Announces-Significant-Changes-To-Further-Protect-Athletes) (accessed 
Jun. 30, 2020).
    \18\Id.
    \19\U.S. Olympic Committee, ``U.S. Olympic Committee Responds to 
Independent Investigation Report,'' Team USA, Dec. 10, 2018 (https://
www.teamusa.org/News/2018/December/10/US-Olympic-Committee-Responds-To-
Independent-Investigation-Report) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \20\Joan McPhee and James P. Dowden, Report of the Independent 
Investigation: The Constellation of Factors Underlying Larry Nassar's 
Abuse of Athletes, Ropes and Gray, Dec. 10, 2018 (https://
www.nassarinvestigation.com/en) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
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    On July 12, 2018, the USOPC announced Sarah Hirschland 
would serve as the organization's permanent CEO.\21\ Hirschland 
took over for Lyons on August 20, 2018 and within 11 days, 
called for a change in leadership at USAG.\22\ In consequence, 
days later, then-USAG President, Kerry Perry, resigned.\23\
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    \21\U.S. Olympic Committee, ``U.S. Olympic Committee Names Sarah 
Hirshland Chief Executive Officer,'' Team USA, Jul. 12, 2018 (https://
www.teamusa.org/Media/News/USOC/071218-USOC-names-Sarah-Hirshland-
chief-executive-officer) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \22\Christine Brennan, ``USOC Chief Says It's Time to Consider USA 
Gymnastics CEO Change as Controversy Continues,'' USA Today, Aug. 31, 
2018 (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2018/08/31/usoc-
leader-sarah-hirshland-calls-ouster-usa-gymnastics-ceo-kerry-perry/
1164309002/) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \23\Juliet Macur and Ken Belson, ``Kerry Perry, U.S.A. Gymnastics 
Chief is Forced Out,'' The New York Times, Sep. 4, 2018 (https://
www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/sports/usa-gymnastics-kerry-perry.html) 
(accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
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    On March 1, 2018, leaders of the USOPC Athletes' Advisory 
Council proposed additional reforms largely designed to 
transfer more power to athletes with respect to USOPC 
governance. This included revisiting the Ted Stevens Act\24\ to 
expand the role of the Athlete Ombudsman, restructure the USOPC 
board of directors, and create a new Board of Visitors.\25\
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    \24\Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act; 36 U.S.C. 220501 et 
seq. (2016).
    \25\Memorandum from the U.S. Olympic Committee, Athlete's Advisory 
Council Leadership, Mar. 1, 2018 (on file with committee staff).
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    However, while the USOPC implemented reforms to its 
governance structure and took steps to strengthen athlete 
protections, USAG faced additional challenges. On May 18, 2018, 
USAG announced the termination of Women's Program Director 
Rhonda Faehn, who was the subject of allegations that she was 
the first USAG official to be made aware of sexual abuse 
allegations against Nassar.\26\ Specifically, Olympic gold 
medalist Aly Raisman alleged that she and others reported 
concerns about Nassar to Faehn in 2015, but that Faehn was slow 
to act on this information.\27\
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    \26\USA Gymnastics, ``Statement on Behalf of Kerry Perry Regarding 
Rhonda Faehn,'' May 18, 2018 (https://usagym.org/pages/
post.html?PostID=21973&prog=h) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020); see also Rob 
Goldberg, ``Michigan Fires Gymnastics Coach Rhonda Faehn Amid 
Connection to Larry Nassar'' Bleacher Report, Jan. 13, 2019 (https://
bleacherreport.com/articles/2815542-michigan-fires-gymnastics-coach-
rhonda-faehn-amid-connection-to-larry-nassar) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \27\Tim Evans and Marisa Kwiatkowski, ``USA Gymnastics Parts Ways 
With Key Official Who Knew About Nassar Abuse,'' The Indianapolis Star, 
May 18, 2018 (https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/05/18/usa-
gymnastics-official-first-told-nassar-abuse-asked-resign/622417002/) 
(accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
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    In November 2018, the USOPC moved to decertify USAG and 
strip its power as an NGB for failing to adequately protect 
gymnasts from abuse.\28\ By decertifying USAG, the USOPC would 
take control of the organization on the grounds that it had 
proven incapable of running itself properly. However, the USOPC 
put the decertification process on hold after USAG filed for 
Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2018.\29\
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    \28\Juliet Macur, ``Olympic Committee Moves to Revoke U.S.A. 
Gymnastics' Governing Rights,'' The New York Times, Nov. 5, 2018 
(https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/sports/usa-gymnastics-usoc.html) 
(accessed Jun. 30, 2020); see also U.S. Olympic Committee, ``USOC 
Statement Regarding Action to Revoke USA Gymnastics' Recognition as 
Member National Governing Body,'' Nov. 5, 2018 (https://
www.teamusa.org/News/2018/November/05/USOC-Statement-
Revoke-USA-Gymnastics-Recognition-As-Member-National-Governing-Body) 
(accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \29\Nancy Armour, ``USA Gymnastics Making Progress on Reform, But 
Status Remains Uncertain With Tokyo Looming,'' USA Today, Oct, 14, 2019 
(https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2019/10/14/usa-gymnastics-
progress-hurdles-remain/3969312002/) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
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    In January 2020, USAG filed a plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy 
Court for the Southern District of Indiana to emerge from 
bankruptcy.\30\ This plan included a proposed $217 million in 
settlement funds for victims of Nassar.\31\ Survivors of the 
abuse were given until May 8, 2020, to approve or reject the 
settlement.\32\
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    \30\ESPN, ``USA Gymnastics' Proposal to Sexual Assault Survivors 
Ranges from $83K to $1.25M,'' Feb. 22, 2020 (https://www.espn.com/
olympics/story/_/id/28757570/usa-gymnastics-proposal-sexual-assault-
survivors-ranges-83k-125m) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \31\Id.
    \32\Id.
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    Allegations of sexual abuse in the Olympic movement extend 
beyond the Nassar scandal. For example, in February 2017, 
reports detailed serious allegations of sexual abuse within the 
sport of taekwondo, which resulted in the criminal conviction 
of a USA Taekwondo coach.\33\ Additional misconduct has 
reportedly occurred under other sports' NGBs,\34\ including 
speed skating, swimming, and cycling.\35\
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    \33\Will Hobson and Steven Rich, ``An Athlete Accused Her Coach of 
Sex Abuse, Olympic Officials Stayed on the Sideline,'' The Washington 
Post, Feb. 14, 2017 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/an-
athlete-accused-her-coach-of-sex-abuse-olympic-officials-stayed-on-
sideline/2017/02/14/35a6fc76-d2eb-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html) 
(accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
    \34\NGBs are responsible for administering each sport at the 
national level and for athlete development in preparing for 
competition.
    \35\Alleging sexual abuse within USA Gymnastics, see Will Hobson 
and Steven Rich, ``USA Gymnastics Says It Alerted FBI to Doctor Accused 
of Sex Abuse in 2015,'' The Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2017 (https://
www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2017/02/16/a03f968c-f489-11e6-a9b0-
ecee7ce475fc_story.html) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020); alleging failure to 
report sexual abuse within USA Gymnastics, see Marisa Kwiatkowski, et 
al., ``A Blind Eye to Sex Abuse: How USA Gymnastics Failed to Report 
Cases,'' The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 4, 2016 (https://www.indystar.com/
story/news/investigations/2016/08/04/usa-gymnastics-sex-abuse-
protected-coaches/85829732/) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020); reporting claims 
of physical and emotional abuse in U.S. Speedskating and stating that 
``[s]exual abuse allegations have rocked swimming and other sports,'' 
see Kelly Whiteside, ``USOC Group Looks at Enforcement in Misconduct 
Cases,'' USA Today, Jul. 29, 2013 (https://www.usatoday.com/story/
sports/olympics/2013/07/29/usoc-safe-sport-enforcement-group/2598191/) 
(accessed Jun. 30, 2020); and alleging sexual abuse within USA Cycling, 
see Caitlin Giddings, ``USA Cycling Opens Investigation Into Missy 
Erickson's Allegations of Sexual Abuse,'' Bicycling.com, Feb. 17, 2017 
(https://www.bicycling.com/racing/a20024129/usa-cycling-opens-
investigation-into-missy-ericksons-
allegations-of-sexual-abuse/) (accessed Jun. 30, 2020).
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    In the midst of the Nassar scandal and other revelations of 
sexual abuse within the Olympic movement, Congress passed 
legislation to strengthen athlete protections. On February 14, 
2018, President Trump signed the Protecting Young Victims from 
Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act into law.\36\ 
That legislation, sponsored by Senators Feinstein and Thune, 
and co-sponsored by 29 Senators, was amended on the floor to 
include Senate Commerce Committee-passed legislation 
authorizing SafeSport to investigate and enforce against abuse 
in amateur sports and to clarify the USOPC's role in protecting 
athletes, including NGB oversight in this regard. (SafeSport 
was initially launched in March 2017 as a 501(c)(3) corporation 
tasked with investigating abuse allegations raised within all 
48 NGBs.)
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    \36\Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport 
Authorization Act; Pub. L. 115-126 (2018) (codified as amended in 
scattered sections of 18 U.S.C. and 36 U.S.C.).
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    This law requires adults to report suspected abuse of 
amateur athletes to local law enforcement, and imposes 
penalties for a failure to do so. It also bolsters the civil 
remedy provisions of the Child Abuse Victims' Rights Act of 
1986\37\ to allow minor victims to sue their perpetrators. In 
addition, the law requires SafeSport to develop training, 
oversight practices, policies, and procedures for NGBs and 
Paralympic sports organizations (PSOs) to prevent abuse of 
amateur athletes. These policies and procedures include: (1) 
mandatory reporting by adult members to SafeSport and law 
enforcement; (2) a mechanism to allow a complainant to easily 
report an incident of child abuse to appropriate authorities; 
(3) reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one interactions 
between minors and adults without being in an observable and 
interruptible distance from another adult; (4) procedures to 
prohibit retaliatory action by NGBs or PSOs against any 
individual who reports abuse; (5) oversight procedures, 
including regular and random audits, to make sure policies and 
procedures are followed correctly; and (6) the ability to share 
information about suspected child abuse confidentially with 
NGBs, PSOs, and other organizations, such as local gyms.
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    \37\Child Abuse Victims' Rights Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-500; 100 
Stat. 1783 (codified at 18 U.S.C. 2251).
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    The law ensures that all policies applicable to NGBs also 
apply to organizations sanctioned by NGBs or the USOPC to host 
international athletic competitions. The law also requires that 
all amateur sports organizations, regardless of whether they 
are recognized as an NGB, must do the following:
   Comply with mandatory reporting laws;
   Establish reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one 
        interactions between adults and minors;
   Offer and provide consistent training regarding 
        child abuse prevention and reporting of child abuse, 
        including reporting by complainants to appropriate 
        authorities; and
   Prohibit retaliation against those who report child 
        abuse, including sexual abuse, to law enforcement.

                         Summary of Provisions

    S. 2330, as amended, would do the following:
   Impose greater legal liability on both the USOPC and 
        NGBs for misconduct, including sexual abuse by coaches 
        and employees;
   Establish expedited legislative mechanisms by which 
        Congress may dissolve the USOPC's board of directors 
        and decertify NGBs;
   Increase athlete representation on the USOPC board 
        and athlete participation in the governance structures 
        of NGBs;
   Require the USOPC to conduct greater oversight over 
        NGBs;
   Require the USOPC to establish clear procedures and 
        reporting requirements to protect athletes from abuse;
   Strengthen the Office of the Ombudsman's authority 
        and independence to aid abused athletes;
   Increase funding for SafeSport.
   Create a Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics 
        and Paralympics that must conduct a study on matters 
        related to the Olympic movement; and
   Require the U.S. Center for SafeSport to publish and 
        maintain a public website that contains a comprehensive 
        list of individuals barred from the USOPC or NGBs.

                          Legislative History

    S. 2330, the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 
2019, was introduced on July 30, 2019, by Senator Moran (for 
himself and Senator Blumenthal) and was referred to the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate. Senators Ernst, Shaheen, Cortez Masto, Capito, Harris, 
Kennedy, McSally, Sinema, Collins, Rosen, Murkowski, Gardner, 
Peters, and Warren are additional cosponsors. On November 13, 
2019, the Committee met in open Executive Session and, by voice 
vote, ordered S. 2330 reported favorably with an amendment (in 
the nature of a substitute).

                            Estimated Costs

    In accordance with paragraph 11(a) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate and section 403 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee provides the 
following cost estimate, prepared by the Congressional Budget 
Office:

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    Estimated federal cost: S. 2330 would amend federal law 
governing the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee 
(USOPC). CBO estimates that implementing S. 2330 would have no 
effect on federal spending.
    Mandates: S. 2330 would impose private-sector mandates as 
defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) on USOPC, 
the National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs), and the U.S. 
Center for SafeSport. CBO estimates that the cost to comply 
with those mandates would not exceed the threshold established 
in UMRA ($168 million in 2020, adjusted annually for 
inflation).
    The bill would require USOPC, the NGBs, and the Center for 
SafeSport to develop and adopt policies that would require 
mandatory reporting of abuse, limit assistance to employees 
accused of misconduct, prohibit payment of bonuses to employees 
under ethics review, and prohibit retaliation against employees 
or affiliates who make protected disclosures of abuse or 
harassment.
    The bill also would:
           Increase the representation of current and 
        former athletes on USOPC's Board of Directors and 
        committees and on NGBs' boards;
           Require USOPC to provide $20 million 
        annually to the Center for SafeSport in place of a 
        smaller amount that USOPC currently voluntarily 
        provides to the center;
           Require USOPC survey athletes annually;
           Expand the duties of the USOPC ombudsman;
           Require the Center for SafeSport to 
        establish an office of compliance to ensure that NGBs 
        follow the policies regarding mandatory reporting of 
        abuse; and
           Require USOPC to conduct a more thorough 
        process to certify NGBs, with an emphasis on policies 
        to protect athletes, report abuse, and increase athlete 
        representation on governing boards.
    The bill also would grant the Congress the authority to 
dissolve the USOPC Board of Directors or to terminate the 
recognition of an NGB via a joint resolution. Either action, if 
taken by the Congress, would impose a mandate on the affected 
entity. For USOPC, that action would impose administrative 
costs to replace its leadership. For an NGB, the effect would 
be broader. Under current law, a recognized NGB represents the 
United States in its appropriate international sports 
federation, coordinates amateur athletic activity, selects 
competitors for international competitions, and conducts 
athletic competitions, including national championships. The 
loss of recognition would deprive an existing NGB of those 
functions. However, those mandates and associated costs would 
be attributed to the joint resolution that requires those 
actions.
    Based on the generally administrative nature of the duties 
imposed by the bill and the actions already taken by the 
mandated entities to meet some of the bill's requirements, CBO 
estimates that the cost of the mandates would probably total 
tens of millions of dollars annually.
    S. 2330 would not impose intergovernmental mandates as 
defined in UMRA.
    The CBO staff contacts for this estimate are Matthew 
Pickford (for federal costs) and Andrew Laughlin (for 
mandates). The estimate was reviewed by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Director of Budget Analysis.

                      Regulatory Impact Statement

    In accordance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee provides the 
following evaluation of the regulatory impact of the 
legislation, as reported:

                       number of persons covered

    S. 2330 would amend the statutory purposes of the USOPC to 
exercise effective oversight of NGBs with respect to the 
establishment of a safe environment in sport that is free from 
abuse--including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse--of any 
amateur athlete. The bill would increase congressional 
oversight and statutory obligations on entities already subject 
to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, and, 
therefore, the number of persons covered should be consistent 
with current levels.

                            economic impact

    S. 2330 would not have an adverse economic impact on the 
Nation. Preventing abuse will create an environment where 
amateur athletes can achieve greater heights of performance, to 
the benefit of the economic activity that is generated by 
athletic competitions.

                                privacy

    S. 2330 would not have any adverse impact on the personal 
privacy of individuals. Instead, it would increase privacy and 
confidentiality protections for athletes, and other persons 
reporting allegations of abuse.

                               paperwork

    S. 2330 would not increase paperwork requirements for 
private individuals or businesses. S. 2330 would direct the 
USOPC to submit annual reports to Congress regarding lawsuits 
and grievances filed against the organization among other 
information.

                   Congressionally Directed Spending

    In compliance with paragraph 4(b) of rule XLIV of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee provides that no 
provisions contained in the bill, as reported, meet the 
definition of congressionally directed spending items under the 
rule.

                      Section-by-Section Analysis


Section 1. Short title

    This section would provide that the bill may be cited as 
the ``Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019''.

Section 2. Findings

    This section would list the summarized findings of Congress 
resulting from its investigations into abuse allegations within 
the Olympic movement. This would include a finding by Congress 
that the courageous voice of survivors is a call to action to 
end emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in the Olympic and 
Paralympic movement; that former national team doctor for USAG, 
Larry Nassar, sexually abused over 300 athletes for over 2 
decades because of ineffective oversight by USAG and USOPC; 
that the Nassar case is only one example of sexual abuse in 
amateur sports; that survivors of abuse in the Olympic and 
Paralympic movement deserve justice and redress for the wrongs 
they have suffered; that, after a comprehensive congressional 
investigation, USOPC and USAG fundamentally failed to uphold 
their statutory duties to protect athletes from abuse; that 
USAG and USOPC knowingly concealed abuse by Nassar, leading to 
the abuse of dozens of additional amateur athletes; and that 
ending abuse in the Olympic and Paralympic movement requires 
enhanced oversight to ensure athletes are protected.

Section 3. United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

    This section would amend chapter 2205 of title 36, United 
States Code, in relevant sections to update the organization's 
name from ``United States Olympic Committee'' to ``United 
States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.''

Section 4. Congressional oversight of United States Olympic and 
        Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies

    This section would establish a process by which, via joint 
resolution, Congress could either dissolve the board of the 
USOPC or terminate recognition of an NGB. This process would 
include provisions establishing expedited consideration for 
such joint resolutions in both the House and the Senate. This 
section would provide that amendments to such resolutions would 
not be in order in either the House or the Senate.

Section 5. Modifications to United States Olympic and Paralympic 
        Committee

    This section would amend the purposes of the USOPC to 
include the exercise of effective oversight of NGBs with 
respect to the establishment of a safe environment in sports 
that is free from abuse, including emotional, physical, and 
sexual abuse, of any amateur athlete. This section would also 
bolster the representation of amateur athletes on the USOPC 
board of directors by requiring that one-third of the members 
of the board be composed of, and elected by, amateur athletes, 
and that the chair of the Athletes' Advisory Council be given 
voting power on the board of directors and in the committees 
and entities of the organization.
    This section would establish that the USOPC owes to amateur 
athletes a duty of care to ensure NGBs and PSOs comply with 
required oversight practices; to immediately report to law 
enforcement any allegation of child abuse of minor amateur 
athletes; to ensure NGBs and PSOs have policies and procedures 
in place for such reporting; and to ensure NGBs and PSOs 
enforce temporary measures and sanctions issued by SafeSport. 
This section would also direct the USOPC to develop policies 
prohibiting employees, contractors, or agents of the 
corporation from assisting a member or former member from 
obtaining a new job if the individual knows such member or 
former member engaged in sexual misconduct involving a minor in 
violation of the law.
    This section would provide more detailed hiring, 
termination, and vacancy procedures with respect to the USOPC 
Office of the Ombudsman. This section would establish that the 
duties of the Ombudsman include providing independent advice to 
parties reporting misconduct regarding the role, 
responsibility, and authority of SafeSport, the relative merits 
of engaging legal counsel, and the factual allegations that may 
support the ability of SafeSport to pursue a claim of abuse. 
This section would also direct the Ombudsman to maintain the 
confidentiality of information submitted in any matter 
involving the exercise of those duties. This section would 
prohibit USOPC employees or members with authority from 
retaliating against those who disclose information to the 
Ombudsman.
    This section would require the USOPC to provide a detailed 
public report on its operations annually, rather than every 4 
years, and to undergo an annual independent audit. This section 
would also set limitations on certain bonus and severance pay, 
and establish an annual anonymous survey of amateur athletes to 
determine their satisfaction with the USOPC and the NGBs.

Section 6. Modifications to national governing bodies

    This section would amend the eligibility requirements with 
respect to NGB governing boards to bolster the presence of 
amateur athletes. This section would also direct NGBs to 
develop policies prohibiting employees, contractors, or agents 
of the organization from assisting a member or former member 
from obtaining a new job if the individual knows such member or 
former member engaged in sexual misconduct involving a minor in 
violation of the law. This section would establish that the 
duties of NGBs include the promotion of a safe environment in 
sports that is free from abuse of any amateur athlete, and to 
promote such an environment by using information related to 
measures or sanctions imposed by SafeSport, to immediately 
report to law enforcement abuse of a minor amateur athlete, and 
to put in place procedures to support such reporting.

Section 7. Modifications to United States Center for SafeSport

    This section would direct SafeSport to publish and maintain 
a publicly available website containing a comprehensive list of 
individuals who are barred from the USOPC or an NGB. This 
section would also direct SafeSport to develop training manuals 
for specific audiences, including coaches, trainers, doctors, 
young children, adolescents, adults, as well as mentally 
disabled individuals, and to update such materials not less 
frequently than every 3 years. This section would also put in 
place measures to avoid conflicts of interest, and prohibit 
interference in SafeSport investigations by the USOPC or an 
NGB.
    This section would require the USOPC to make an annual 
payment to SafeSport of $20 million to cover its operating 
costs. Such payment may include contributions from NGBs. This 
section would also establish requirements for SafeSport 
employees to report allegations of child abuse to law 
enforcement. This section would create additional reporting 
requirements for SafeSport regarding its annual strategic plan 
and finances. This section would also prohibit SafeSport from 
retaliating against any protected individual for any protected 
disclosure, and establish remedies for violations. Finally, 
this section would empower the Government Accountability Office 
(GAO) to audit SafeSport, require an annual financial audit of 
SafeSport by an independent auditor, and require the submission 
of an annual report to Congress.

Section 8. Exemption from automatic stay in bankruptcy cases

    This section would establish that any action by an amateur 
sports organization to replace an NGB or any action by the 
USOPC to revoke recognition of an NGB would not operate as a 
stay in bankruptcy cases.

Section 9. Enhanced child abuse reporting

    This section would amend the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 
1990\38\ to add employees or representatives of SafeSport to 
the list of covered individuals with reporting obligations.
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Section 10. Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics

    This section would establish within the legislative branch 
the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics 
(Commission). The Commission would be composed of 16 members, 
with four members appointed by each of the Chairpersons and 
Ranking Members of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce of the House of Representatives. The Commission 
members would be required to have experience in matters related 
to amateur athletics and advocacy for minors, and no fewer than 
eight of such members would be required to be Olympic or 
Paralympic athletes.
    This section would establish the procedures and duties of 
the Commission. This section would direct the Commission to 
conduct a study on matters related to the state of the Olympic 
and Paralympic movement in the United States, including 
proposed reforms, USOPC membership diversity, athlete 
participation, the status of licensing arrangements, the 
functioning of NGBs, USOPC finances, and other related issues.
    This section would direct the Commission to submit to 
Congress a report on findings and recommendations based on the 
results of the study not later than 270 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act. The report would be required to be made 
publicly available. This section would establish the powers of 
the Commission to obtain information, terminate the Commission 
90 days after the report is submitted to Congress, and 
authorize appropriations to carry out this section.

Section 11. Protecting abuse victims from retaliation

    This section would amend 36 U.S.C. 220501(b) as amended to 
add the terms ``covered entity'', ``protected disclosure'', 
``protected individual'', and ``retaliation'' to the list of 
definitions of the Ted Stevens Act. This section would amend 36 
U.S.C. 220509 to prohibit USOPC or NGB personnel from engaging 
in retaliation, direct the USOPC to create reporting, 
investigation, and resolution procedures for retaliation 
complaints, establish remedies, and set procedures for 
enforcement actions.

Section 12. Severability

    This section would establish that, if any provision of this 
Act is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, the remaining 
provisions of this Act and the amendments made by this Act 
shall not be affected.

                        Changes in Existing Law

    In compliance with paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
material is printed in italic, existing law in which no change 
is proposed is shown in roman):

UNITED STATES CODE

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TITLE 11--BANKRUPTCY

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CHAPTER 3--CASE ADMINISTRATION

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SUBCHAPTER IV--ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS

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Sec. 362. Automatic stay

    (a) * * *
    (b) The filing of a petition under section 301, 302, or 303 
of this title, or of an application under section 5(a)(3) of 
the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970, does not 
operate as a stay--
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            (27) under subsection (a) of this section, of the 
        exercise by a master netting agreement participant of 
        any contractual right (as defined in section 555, 556, 
        559, or 560) under any security agreement or 
        arrangement or other credit enhancement forming a part 
        of or related to any master netting agreement, or of 
        any contractual right (as defined in section 555, 556, 
        559, or 560) to offset or net out any termination 
        value, payment amount, or other transfer obligation 
        arising under or in connection with 1 or more such 
        master netting agreements to the extent that such 
        participant is eligible to exercise such rights under 
        paragraph (6), (7), or (17) for each individual 
        contract covered by the master netting agreement in 
        issue; [and]
            (28) under subsection (a), of the exclusion by the 
        Secretary of Health and Human Services of the debtor 
        from participation in the medicare program or any other 
        Federal health care program (as defined in section 
        1128B(f) of the Social Security Act pursuant to title 
        XI or XVIII of such Act)[.]; and
            (29) under subsection (a)(1) of this section, of 
        any action by--
                    (A) an amateur sports organization, as 
                defined in section 220501(b) of title 36, to 
                replace a national governing body, as defined 
                in that section, under section 220528 of that 
                title; or
                    (B) the corporation, as defined in section 
                220501(b) of title 36, to revoke the 
                recognition of a national governing body, as 
                defined in that section, under section 220521 
                of that title.
    The provisions of paragraphs (12) and (13) of this 
subsection shall apply with respect to any such petition filed 
on or before December 31, 1989.
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     TITLE 36--PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND 
                             ORGANIZATIONS

                          [Table of chapters]

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            Subtitle II--Patriotic and National Organizations

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                          Part B--Organizations

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[2205.  United States Olympic Committee..........................220501]
220501nited States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.............

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      CHAPTER 2205--UNITED STATES OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE


                          [Table of sections]

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                        subchapter i--corporation

Sec.
220501.  Short title and definitions.
220502.  Organization.
220503.  Purposes.
220504.  Membership.
[220505.  Powers.]
220505.  Powers and duties.
220506.  Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges.
220507.  Restrictions.
220508.  Headquarters, principal office, and meetings.
220509.  Resolution of disputes.
220510.  Service of process.
[220511.  Report.]
220511.  Reports and audits.
220512.  Complete teams.
220513.  Annual amateur athlete survey.

                subchapter ii--national governing bodies

[220521.  Recognition of amateur sports organizations as national 
          governing bodies.]
220521.  Certification of national governing bodies.
220522.  Eligibility requirements.
220523.  Authority of national governing bodies.
220524.  General duties of national governing bodies.
220525.  Granting sanctions for amateur athletic competitions.
220526.  Restricted amateur athletic competitions.
220527.  Complaints against national governing bodies.
220528.  Applications to replace an incumbent national governing body.
220529.  Arbitration of corporation determinations.
220530.  Other amateur sports organizations.

            subchapter iii--grant to keep young athletes safe

220531.  Grant to protect young athletes from abuse.

          [subchapter iii--united states center for safe sport]

            subchapter iv--united states center for safesport

[220541.  Designation of United States Center for Safe Sport.]
220541.  Designation of United States Center for SafeSport.
220542.  Additional duties.
220543.  Records, audits, and reports.

   subchapter v--dissolution of board of directors of corporation and 
         termination of recognition of national governing bodies

220551.  Definitions.
220552.  Dissolution of board of directors of corporation and 
          termination of recognition of national governing bodies.
220553.  Joint resolution.

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                       SUBCHAPTER I--CORPORATION


Sec. 220501. Short title and definitions

    (a) Short Title.--This chapter may be cited as the ``Ted 
Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act''.
    (b) Definitions.--For purposes of this chapter--
            (1) ``amateur athlete'' means an athlete who meets 
        the eligibility standards established by the national 
        governing body or paralympic sports organization for 
        the sport in which the athlete competes.
            (2) ``amateur athletic competition'' means a 
        contest, game, meet, match, tournament, regatta, or 
        other event in which amateur athletes compete.
            (3) ``amateur sports organization'' means a not-
        for-profit corporation, association, or other group 
        organized in the United States that sponsors or 
        arranges an amateur athletic competition.
            (4) ``Athletes' Advisory Council'' means the entity 
        established and maintained under section 
        220504(b)(2)(A) that--
                    (A) is composed of, and elected by, amateur 
                athletes to ensure communication between the 
                corporation and currently active amateur 
                athletes; and
                    (B) serves as a source of amateur-athlete 
                opinion and advice with respect to policies and 
                proposed policies of the corporation.
            [(4)](5) ``Center'' means the [United States Center 
        for Safe Sport] United States Center for SafeSport 
        designated under section 220541.
            [(5)](6) ``child abuse'' has the meaning given the 
        term in section 212 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act 
        of 1990 (34 U.S.C. 20302).
            [(6)](7) ``corporation'' means the [United States 
        Olympic Committee] United States Olympic and Paralympic 
        Committee.
            (8) ``covered entity'' means--
                    ``(A) an officer or employee of the Center;
                    (B) a coach, trainer, manager, 
                administrator, or other employee or official 
                associated with the corporation or a national 
                governing body;
                    (C) the Department of Justice;
                    (D) a Federal or State law enforcement 
                authority;
                    (E) a Federal or State entity responsible 
                for receiving reports of child abuse;
                    (F) the Equal Employment Opportunity 
                Commission or other State or Federal entity 
                with responsibility over claims of sexual 
                harassment; or
                    (G) any other person who the protected 
                individual reasonably believes has authority to 
                investigate or act on information relating to 
                abuse, including--
                            (i) emotional, physical, or sexual 
                        abuse; and
                            (ii) sexual harassment.
            [(7)][(8)](9) ``international amateur athletic 
        competition'' means an amateur athletic competition 
        between one or more athletes representing the United 
        States, individually or as a team, and one or more 
        athletes representing a foreign country.
            [(8)](9)](10) ``national governing body'' means an 
        amateur sports organization, a high-performance 
        management organization, or a paralympic sports 
        organization that is [recognized] certified by the 
        corporation under section 220521[ of this title].
            [(9) ``paralympic sports organization'' means an 
        amateur sports organization which is recognized by the 
        corporation under section 220521 of this title.]
            (11) ``protected disclosure'' means any lawful act 
        of a protected individual, or in the case of a 
        protected individual who is a minor, an individual 
        acting on behalf of a protected individual--
                    (A) to provide information to, cause 
                information to be provided to, or otherwise 
                assist in an investigation by a covered entity 
                (or to be perceived as providing information 
                to, causing information to be provided to, or 
                otherwise assisting in such an investigation) 
                relating to abuse, including--
                            (i) emotional, physical, or sexual 
                        abuse;
                            (ii) sexual harassment; and
                            (iii) a violation of anti-abuse 
                        policies, practices, and procedures 
                        established pursuant to paragraph (3) 
                        of section 220541(a) and paragraph (2) 
                        of section 220542(a);
                    (B) to file, cause to be filed, testify, 
                participate in, or otherwise assist in a 
                proceeding filed or about to be filed (or be 
                perceived as filing, causing to be filed, 
                testifying, participating in, or otherwise 
                assisting in such an investigation) relating to 
                abuse, including--
                            (i) emotional, physical, or sexual 
                        abuse;
                            (ii) sexual harassment; and
                            (iii) a violation of anti-abuse 
                        policies and procedures established 
                        pursuant to paragraph (3) of section 
                        220541(a) and paragraph (2) of section 
                        220542(a);
                    (C) in communication with Congress; or
                    (D) in the case of an amateur athlete, in 
                communication with the Office of the Athlete 
                Ombudsman.
            (12) ``protected individual'' means any--
                    (A) amateur athlete, coach, medical 
                professional, or trainer associated with the 
                corporation or a national governing body; or
                    (B) any official or employee of the 
                corporation, a national governing body, or a 
                contractor or subcontractor of the corporation 
                or a national governing body.
            (13) ``retaliation'' means any adverse or 
        discriminatory action, or the threat of an adverse or 
        discriminatory action, carried out against a protected 
        individual because of any protected disclosure, 
        including--
                    (A) discipline;
                    (B) discrimination regarding pay, terms, or 
                privileges;
                    (C) removal from a training facility;
                    (D) reduced coaching or training;
                    (E) reduced meals or housing; and
                    (F) removal from competition.
            [(10)](14) ``sanction'' means a certificate of 
        approval issued by a national governing body.

Sec. 220502. Organization

    (a) Federal Charter.--The corporation is a federally 
chartered corporation.
    (b) Perpetual Existence.--Except as otherwise provided, the 
corporation has perpetual existence.
    [(c) References to United States Olympic Association.--Any 
reference to the United States Olympic Association is deemed to 
refer to the United States Olympic Committee.]
    (c) References to United States Olympic Association and 
United States Olympic Committee.--Any reference to the United 
States Olympic Association or the United States Olympic 
Committee is deemed to refer to the United States Olympic and 
Paralympic Committee.

Sec. 220503. Purposes

    The purposes of the corporation are--
            (1) to establish national goals for amateur 
        athletic activities and encourage the attainment of 
        those goals;
            (2) to coordinate and develop amateur athletic 
        activity in the United States, directly related to 
        international amateur athletic competition, to foster 
        productive working relationships among sports-related 
        organizations;
            (3) to exercise exclusive jurisdiction, directly or 
        through constituent members of committees, over--
                    (A) all matters pertaining to United States 
                participation in the Olympic Games, the 
                Paralympic Games, and the Pan-American Games, 
                including representation of the United States 
                in the games; and
                    (B) the organization of the Olympic Games, 
                the Paralympic Games, and the Pan-American 
                Games when held in the United States;
            (4) to obtain for the United States, directly or by 
        delegation to the appropriate national governing body, 
        the most competent amateur representation possible in 
        each event of the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, 
        and Pan-American Games;
            (5) to promote and support amateur athletic 
        activities involving the United States and foreign 
        nations;
            (6) to promote and encourage physical fitness and 
        public participation in amateur athletic activities;
            (7) to assist organizations and persons concerned 
        with sports in the development of amateur athletic 
        programs for amateur athletes;
            (8) to provide swift resolution of conflicts and 
        disputes involving amateur athletes, national governing 
        bodies, and amateur sports organizations, and protect 
        the opportunity of any amateur athlete, coach, trainer, 
        manager, administrator, or official to participate in 
        amateur athletic competition;
            (9) to foster the development of and access to 
        amateur athletic facilities for use by amateur athletes 
        and assist in making existing amateur athletic 
        facilities available for use by amateur athletes;
            (10) to provide and coordinate technical 
        information on physical training, equipment design, 
        coaching, and performance analysis;
            (11) to encourage and support research, 
        development, and dissemination of information in the 
        areas of sports medicine and sports safety;
            (12) to encourage and provide assistance to amateur 
        athletic activities for women;
            (13) to encourage and provide assistance to amateur 
        athletic programs and competition for amateur athletes 
        with disabilities, including, where feasible, the 
        expansion of opportunities for meaningful participation 
        by such amateur athletes in programs of athletic 
        competition for able-bodied amateur athletes;
            (14) to encourage and provide assistance to amateur 
        athletes of racial and ethnic minorities for the 
        purpose of eliciting the participation of those 
        minorities in amateur athletic activities in which they 
        are underrepresented[; and];
            (15) to promote a safe environment in sports that 
        is free from abuse, including emotional, physical, and 
        sexual abuse, of any amateur athlete[.]; and
            (16) to effectively oversee the national governing 
        bodies with respect to compliance with and 
        implementation of the policies and procedures of the 
        corporation, including policies and procedures on the 
        establishment of a safe environment in sports as 
        described in paragraph (15).

Sec. 220504. Membership

    (a) Eligibility.--Eligibility for membership in the 
corporation is as provided in the constitution and bylaws of 
the corporation and membership shall be available only to 
national governing bodies.
    (b) Required Provisions for Representation.--In its 
constitution and bylaws, the corporation shall establish and 
maintain provisions with respect to its governance and the 
conduct of its affairs for reasonable representation of--
            [(1) amateur sports organizations recognized as 
        national governing bodies and paralympic sports 
        organizations in accordance with section 220521 of this 
        title, including through provisions which establish and 
        maintain a National Governing Bodies' Council composed 
        of representatives of the national governing bodies and 
        any paralympic sports organizations and selected by 
        their boards of directors or such other governing 
        boards to ensure effective communication between the 
        corporation and such national governing bodies and 
        paralympic sports organizations;]
            (1) national governing bodies, including through 
        provisions that establish and maintain a National 
        Governing Bodies' Council that is composed of 
        representatives of the national governing bodies who 
        are selected by their boards of directors or other 
        governing boards to ensure effective communication 
        between the corporation and the national governing 
        bodies;
            (2) amateur athletes who are actively engaged in 
        amateur athletic competition or who have represented 
        the United States in international amateur athletic 
        competition [within the preceding 10 years], including 
        through provisions which--
                    [(A) establish and maintain an Athletes' 
                Advisory Council composed of, and elected by, 
                such amateur athletes to ensure communication 
                between the corporation and such amateur 
                athletes; and]
                    (A) establish and maintain an Athletes' 
                Advisory Council;
                    (B) ensure that the chair of the Athletes' 
                Advisory Council, or the designee of the chair, 
                holds voting power on the board of directors of 
                the corporation and in the committees and 
                entities of the corporation;
                    (C) require that \1/3\ of the membership of 
                the board of directors of the corporation shall 
                be composed of, and elected by, such amateur 
                athletes, including not fewer than one amateur 
                athlete who--
                            (i) is actively engaged in 
                        representing the United States in 
                        amateur athletic competition; or
                            (ii) has represented the United 
                        States in international amateur 
                        athletic competition during the 
                        preceding 10-year period; and
                    [(B)]](D) ensure that the membership and 
                voting power held by such amateur athletes is 
                not less than [20 percent] \1/3\ of the 
                membership and voting power held in the board 
                of directors of the corporation and in the 
                committees and entities of the corporation, 
                including any panel empowered to resolve 
                grievances;
            (3) amateur sports organizations that conduct a 
        national program or regular national amateur athletic 
        competition in 2 or more sports that are included on 
        the program of the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, 
        or the Pan-American Games on a level of proficiency 
        appropriate for the selection of amateur athletes to 
        represent the United States in international amateur 
        athletic competition; and
            (4) individuals not affiliated or associated with 
        any amateur sports organization who, in the 
        corporation's judgment, represent the interests of the 
        American public in the activities of the corporation.
    (c) Conflict of Interest.--An athlete who represents 
athletes under subsection (b)(2) shall not be employed by the 
Center, or serve in a capacity that exercises decision-making 
authority on behalf of the Center, during the two-year period 
beginning on the date on which the athlete ceases such 
representation.
    (d) Certification Requirements.--The bylaws of the 
corporation shall include a description of all generally 
applicable certification requirements for membership in the 
corporation.

Sec. 220505. [Powers] Powers and duties

    (a) * * *
    (b) * * *
    (c) Powers Related to Amateur Athletics and the Olympic 
Games.--The corporation may--
            (1) serve as the coordinating body for amateur 
        athletic activity in the United States directly related 
        to international amateur athletic competition;
            (2) represent the United States as its national 
        Olympic committee in relations with the International 
        Olympic Committee and the Pan-American Sports 
        Organization and as its national Paralympic committee 
        in relations with the International Paralympic 
        Committee;
            (3) organize, finance, and control the 
        representation of the United States in the competitions 
        and events of the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, 
        and the Pan-American Games, and obtain, directly or by 
        delegation to the appropriate national governing body, 
        amateur representation for those games;
            [(4) recognize eligible amateur sports 
        organizations as national governing bodies for any 
        sport that is included on the program of the Olympic 
        Games or the Pan-American Games, or as paralympic 
        sports organizations for any sport that is included on 
        the program of the Paralympic Games;]
            (4) certify national governing bodies for any sport 
        that is included on the program of the Olympic Games, 
        the Paralympic Games, or the Pan-American Games;
            (5) facilitate, through orderly and effective 
        administrative procedures, the resolution of conflicts 
        or disputes that involve any of its members and any 
        amateur athlete, coach, trainer, manager, 
        administrator, official, national governing body, or 
        amateur sports organization and that arise in 
        connection with their eligibility for and participation 
        in the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, the Pan-
        American Games, world championship competition, the 
        Pan-American world championship competition, or other 
        protected competition as defined in the constitution 
        and bylaws of the corporation; and
            (6) provide financial assistance to any 
        organization or association, except a corporation 
        organized for profit, in furtherance of the purposes of 
        the corporation.
    (d) Duties.--
            (1) In general.--The duty of the corporation to 
        amateur athletes includes the adoption, effective 
        implementation, and enforcement of policies and 
        procedures designed--
                    (A) to immediately report to law 
                enforcement and the Center any allegation of 
                child abuse of an amateur athlete who is a 
                minor;
                    (B) to ensure that each national governing 
                body has in place policies and procedures to 
                report immediately any allegation of child 
                abuse of an amateur athlete, consistent with--
                            (i) the policies and procedures 
                        developed under paragraph (3) of 
                        section 220541(a); and
                            (ii) the requirement described in 
                        paragraph (2)(A) of section 220542(a); 
                        and
                    (C) to ensure that each national governing 
                body and the corporation enforces temporary 
                measures and sanctions issued pursuant to the 
                authority of the Center.
            (2) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this 
        subsection shall be construed to preempt or otherwise 
        abrogate the duty of care of the corporation under 
        State law or the common law.

Sec. 220506. Exclusive right to name, seals, emblems, and badges

    (a) Exclusive Right of Corporation.--Except as provided in 
subsection (d) of this section, the corporation has the 
exclusive right to use--
            (1) the name ``[United States Olympic Committee] 
        United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee'';

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Sec. 220507. Restrictions

    (a) Profit and Stock.--The corporation may not engage in 
business for profit or issue stock.
    (b) Political Activities.--The corporation shall be 
nonpolitical and may not promote the candidacy of an individual 
seeking public office.
    (c) Policy With Respect to Assisting Members or Former 
Members in Obtaining Jobs.--The corporation shall develop 1 or 
more policies that prohibit any individual who is an employee, 
contractor, or agent of the corporation from assisting a member 
or former member in obtaining a new job (except the routine 
transmission of administrative and personnel files) if the 
individual knows that such member or former member violated the 
policies or procedures of the Center related to sexual 
misconduct or was convicted of a crime involving sexual 
misconduct with a minor in violation of applicable law.
    (d) Policy Regarding Terms and Conditions of Employment.--
The corporation shall establish a policy--
            (1) not to disperse bonus or severance pay to any 
        individual named as a subject of an ethics 
        investigation by the ethics committee of the 
        corporation, until such individual is cleared of 
        wrongdoing by such investigation; and
            (2) that provides that--
                    (A) if the ethics committee determines that 
                an individual has violated the policies of the 
                corporation--
                            (i) the individual is no longer 
                        entitled to bonus or severance pay 
                        previously withheld; and
                            (ii) the compensation committee of 
                        the corporation may reduce or cancel 
                        the withheld bonus or severance pay; 
                        and
                    (B) in the case of an individual who is the 
                subject of a criminal investigation, the ethics 
                committee shall investigate the individual.

Sec. 220508. * * *

Sec. 220509. Resolution of disputes

    (a) General.--The corporation shall establish and maintain 
provisions in its constitution and bylaws for the swift and 
equitable resolution of disputes involving any of its members 
and relating to complaints of retaliation or the opportunity of 
an amateur athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator, or 
official to participate in the Olympic Games, the Paralympic 
Games, the Pan-American Games, world championship competition, 
or other protected competition as defined in the constitution 
and bylaws of the corporation. In any lawsuit relating to the 
resolution of a dispute involving the opportunity of an amateur 
athlete to participate in the Olympic Games, the Paralympic 
Games, or the Pan-American Games, a court shall not grant 
injunctive relief against the corporation within 21 days before 
the beginning of such games if the corporation, after 
consultation with the chair of the Athletes' Advisory Council, 
has provided a sworn statement in writing executed by an 
officer of the corporation to such court that its constitution 
and bylaws cannot provide for the resolution of such dispute 
prior to the beginning of such games.
    (b) [Ombudsman] Office of the Athlete Ombudsman.--
            [(1) The corporation shall hire and provide salary, 
        benefits, and administrative expenses for an ombudsman 
        for athletes, who shall--]
            (1) In general.--The corporation shall hire and 
        provide salary, benefits, and administrative expenses 
        for an ombudsman and support staff for athletes.
            (2) Duties.--The Office of the Athlete Ombudsman 
        shall--
                    (A) provide independent advice to athletes 
                at no cost about the applicable provisions of 
                this chapter and the constitution and bylaws of 
                the corporation, national governing bodies, 
                [paralympic sports organizations,] 
                international sports federations, the 
                International Olympic Committee, the 
                International Paralympic Committee, and the 
                Pan-American Sports Organization, and with 
                respect to the resolution of any dispute 
                involving the opportunity of an amateur athlete 
                to participate in the Olympic Games, the 
                Paralympic Games, the Pan-American Games, world 
                championship competition or other protected 
                competition as defined in the constitution and 
                bylaws of the corporation;
                    [(B) assist in mediating any such disputes; 
                and]
                    (B) assist in the resolution of athlete 
                concerns;
                    (C) provide independent advice to athletes 
                with respect to--
                            (i) the role, responsibility, 
                        authority, and jurisdiction of the 
                        Center; and
                            (ii) the relative value of engaging 
                        legal counsel; and
                    [(C)](D) report to the Athletes' Advisory 
                Council on a regular basis.
            [(2)(A) The procedure]
            [(2)](3) Hiring procedures; vacancy; termination.--
                    (A) Hiring procedures.--The procedure for 
                hiring the ombudsman for athletes shall be as 
                follows:
                            (i) The Athletes' Advisory Council 
                        shall provide the corporation's 
                        executive director with the name of one 
                        qualified person to serve as ombudsman 
                        for athletes.
                            (ii) The corporation's executive 
                        director shall immediately transmit the 
                        name of such person to the 
                        corporation's executive committee.
                            (iii) The corporation's executive 
                        committee shall hire or not hire such 
                        person after fully considering the 
                        advice and counsel of the Athletes' 
                        Advisory Council.
[If there is]
                    (B) Vacancy.--If there is a vacancy in the 
                position of the ombudsman for athletes, the 
                nomination and hiring procedure set forth in 
                this paragraph shall be followed in a timely 
                manner.
                    [(B) The corporation]
                    (C) Termination.--The corporation may 
                terminate the employment of an individual 
                serving as ombudsman for athletes only if--
                            (i) the termination is carried out 
                        in accordance with the applicable 
                        policies and procedures of the 
                        corporation;
                            (ii) the termination is initially 
                        recommended to the corporation's 
                        executive committee by either the 
                        corporation's executive director or by 
                        the Athletes' Advisory Council; and
                            (iii) the corporation's executive 
                        committee fully considers the advice 
                        and counsel of the Athletes' Advisory 
                        Council prior to deciding whether or 
                        not to terminate the employment of such 
                        individual.
            (4) Confidentiality.--
                    (A) In general.--The Office of the Athlete 
                Ombudsman shall maintain as confidential any 
                information communicated or provided to the 
                Office of the Athlete Ombudsman in any matter 
                involving the exercise of the official duties 
                of the Office of the Athlete Ombudsman.
                    (B) Exception.--The Office of the Athlete 
                Ombudsman may disclose information described in 
                subparagraph (A) as necessary to resolve or 
                mediate a dispute, with the permission of the 
                parties involved.
                    (C) Judicial and administrative 
                proceedings.--
                            (i) In general.--The ombudsman and 
                        the staff of the Office of the Athlete 
                        Ombudsman shall not be compelled to 
                        testify or produce evidence in any 
                        judicial or administrative proceeding 
                        with respect to any matter involving 
                        the exercise of the duties of the 
                        Office of the Athlete Ombudsman.
                            (ii) Work product.--Any memorandum, 
                        work product, notes, or case file of 
                        the Office of the Athlete Ombudsman--
                                    (I) shall be confidential; 
                                and
                                    (II) shall not be--
                                            (aa) subject to 
                                        discovery, subpoena, or 
                                        any other means of 
                                        legal compulsion; or
                                            (bb) admissible as 
                                        evidence in a judicial 
                                        or administrative 
                                        proceeding.
                    (D) Applicability.--The confidentiality 
                requirements under this paragraph shall not 
                apply to information relating to--
                            (i) applicable federally mandated 
                        reporting requirements;
                            (ii) a felony personally witnessed 
                        by a member of the Office of the 
                        Athlete Ombudsman;
                            (iii) a situation, communicated to 
                        the Office of the Athlete Ombudsman, in 
                        which an individual is at imminent risk 
                        of serious harm; or
                            (iv) a congressional subpoena.
                    (E) Development of policy.--
                            (i) In general.--Not later than 180 
                        days after the date of the enactment of 
                        the Empowering Olympic and Amateur 
                        Athletes Act of 2019, the Office of the 
                        Athlete Ombudsman shall develop and 
                        publish in the Federal Register a 
                        confidentiality and privacy policy 
                        consistent with this paragraph.
                            (ii) Distribution.--The Office of 
                        the Athlete Ombudsman shall distribute 
                        a copy of the policy developed under 
                        clause (i) to--
                                    (I) employees of the 
                                national governing bodies; and
                                    (II) employees of the 
                                corporation.
                            (iii) Publication by national 
                        governing bodies.--Each national 
                        governing body shall--
                                    (I) publish the policy 
                                developed under clause (i) on 
                                the internet website of the 
                                national governing body; and
                                    (II) communicate to amateur 
                                athletes the availability of 
                                the policy.
            (5) Prohibition on retaliation.--No employee, 
        contractor, agent, volunteer, or member of the 
        corporation shall take or threaten to take any action 
        against an athlete as a reprisal for disclosing 
        information to or seeking assistance from the Office of 
        the Athlete Ombudsman.
            (6) Independence in carrying out duties.--The board 
        of directors of the corporation or any other member or 
        employee of the corporation shall not prevent or 
        prohibit the Office of the Athlete Ombudsman from 
        carrying out any duty or responsibility under this 
        section.
    (c) Retaliation.--
            (1) In general.--The corporation, the national 
        governing bodies, or any officer, employee, contractor, 
        subcontractor, or agent of the corporation or a 
        national governing body may not retaliate against any 
        protected individual because of any protected 
        disclosure.
            (2) Reporting, investigation, and arbitration.--The 
        corporation shall establish mechanisms for the 
        reporting, investigation, and resolution (through 
        binding third-party arbitration) of complaints of 
        alleged retaliation.
            (3) Disciplinary action.--If the corporation finds 
        that an officer or employee of the corporation or a 
        national governing body (or any contractor, 
        subcontractor, or agent of the corporation or a 
        national governing body) has retaliated against a 
        protected individual, the corporation or national 
        governing body, as applicable, shall take appropriate 
        disciplinary action with respect to any such individual 
        found to have retaliated against the protected 
        individual.
            (4) Remedies.--
                    (A) In general.--If the corporation finds 
                that an officer or employee of the corporation 
                or a national governing body (or any 
                contractor, subcontractor, or agent of the 
                corporation or a national governing body) has 
                retaliated against a protected individual, the 
                corporation or national governing body, as 
                applicable, shall promptly--
                            (i) take affirmative action to 
                        abate the violation;
                            (ii) reinstate the complainant to 
                        the former position with the same pay 
                        and terms and privileges; and
                            (iii) pay compensatory damages, 
                        including economic damages (including 
                        backpay with interest) and any special 
                        damages sustained as a result of the 
                        retaliation, including damages for pain 
                        and suffering, reasonable attorney 
                        fees, and costs.
                    (B) Reimbursement from national governing 
                body.--In the case of a national governing body 
                found to have retaliated against a protected 
                individual, the corporation may demand 
                reimbursement from the national governing body 
                for damages paid by the corporation under 
                subparagraph (A).
            (5) Enforcement action and procedures.--
                    (A) In general.--If the corporation has not 
                issued a final decision within 180 days of the 
                filing of the complaint and there is no showing 
                that such delay is due to the bad faith of the 
                complainant, the complainant may bring an 
                action at law or equity for de novo review in 
                the appropriate district court of the United 
                States, which shall have jurisdiction over such 
                an action without regard to the amount in 
                controversy.
                    (B) Jury trial.--A party to an action 
                brought under paragraph (A) shall be entitled 
                to trial by jury.
                    (C) Relief.--The court shall have 
                jurisdiction to grant all relief under 
                paragraph (4).
            (6) Statute of limitations.--An action under 
        paragraph (2) shall be commenced not later than 2 years 
        after the date on which the violation occurs, or after 
        the date on which the protected individual became aware 
        of the violation.
            (7) Burdens of proof.-- An action under paragraph 
        (2) or (5) shall be governed as follows:
                    (A) Required showing by complainant.--The 
                corporation shall dismiss a complaint filed 
                under this subsection and shall not conduct an 
                investigation unless the complainant makes a 
                prima facie showing that any retaliation was a 
                contributing factor in the action alleged in 
                the complaint.
                    (B) Criteria for determination by the 
                arbitration.--The arbitration may determine 
                that a violation of paragraph (1) has occurred 
                only if the complainant demonstrates that the 
                retaliation was a contributing factor in the 
                action alleged in the complaint.
                    (C) Prohibition.--Relief may not be ordered 
                under paragraph (4) if the corporation or 
                national governing body, as applicable, 
                demonstrates by clear and convincing evidence 
                that the corporation or national governing body 
                would have taken the same action in the absence 
                of that behavior.
            (8) Review.--Any person adversely affected or 
        aggrieved by an order issued under paragraph (4) may 
        obtain review of the order in the United States Court 
        of Appeals for the circuit in which the violation, with 
        respect to which the order was issued, allegedly 
        occurred or the circuit in which the complainant 
        resided on the date of such violation. The petition for 
        review shall be filed not later than 60 days after the 
        date of the issuance of the arbitration decision of the 
        corporation. Review shall conform to chapter 7 of title 
        5, United States Code. The commencement of proceedings 
        under this paragraph shall not, unless ordered by the 
        court, operate as a stay of the order.
            (9) Rights retained.--Nothing in this subsection 
        shall be deemed to diminish the rights, privileges, or 
        remedies of any employee or other individual under any 
        Federal or State law, or under any collective 
        bargaining agreement.
            (10) Nonenforceability of certain provisions 
        waiving rights and remedies.--The rights and remedies 
        provided for in this subsection may not be waived by 
        any agreement, policy form, or condition of employment 
        or association with the corporation or a national 
        governing body.

Sec. 220510. * * *

Sec. 220511. [Report] Reports and audits

    [(a) Submission to President and Congress.--The corporation 
shall, on or before the first day of June, 2001, and every 
fourth year thereafter, transmit simultaneously to the 
President and to each House of Congress a detailed report of 
its operations for the preceding 4 years, including--
            [(1) a complete statement of its receipts and 
        expenditures;
            [(2) a comprehensive description of the activities 
        and accomplishments of the corporation during such 4-
        year period;
            [(3) data concerning the participation of women, 
        disabled individuals, and racial and ethnic minorities 
        in the amateur athletic activities and administration 
        of the corporation and national governing bodies; and
            [(4) a description of the steps taken to encourage 
        the participation of women, disabled individuals, and 
        racial minorities in amateur athletic activities.]
    (a) Report.--
            (1) Submission to president and congress.--Not less 
        frequently than annually, the corporation shall submit 
        simultaneously to the President and to each House of 
        Congress a detailed report on the operations of the 
        corporation for the preceding calendar year.
            (2) Matters to be included.--Each report required 
        by paragraph (1) shall include the following:
                    (A) A comprehensive description of the 
                activities and accomplishments of the 
                corporation during such calendar year.
                    (B) Data concerning the participation of 
                women, disabled individuals, and racial and 
                ethnic minorities in the amateur athletic 
                activities and administration of the 
                corporation and national governing bodies.
                    (C) A description of the steps taken to 
                encourage the participation of women, disabled 
                individuals, and racial minorities in amateur 
                athletic activities.
                    (D) A description of any lawsuit or 
                grievance filed against the corporation, 
                including any dispute initiated under this 
                chapter.
                    (E) The agenda and minutes of any meeting 
                of the board of directors of the corporation 
                that occurred during such calendar year.
                    (F) A report by the compliance committee of 
                the corporation that, with respect to such 
                calendar year--
                            (i) identifies--
                                    (I) the areas in which the 
                                corporation has met compliance 
                                standards; and
                                    (II) the areas in which the 
                                corporation has not met 
                                compliance standards; and
                            (ii) assesses the compliance of 
                        each member of the corporation and 
                        provides a plan for improvement, as 
                        necessary.
                    (G) A detailed description of any complaint 
                of retaliation made during such calendar year, 
                including the entity involved, the number of 
                allegations of retaliation, and the outcome of 
                such allegations.
            (3) Public availability.--The corporation shall 
        make each report under this subsection available to the 
        public on an easily accessible internet website of the 
        corporation.
    [(b) Availability to Public.--The corporation shall make 
copies of the report available to interested persons at a 
reasonable cost.]
    (b) Audit.--
            (1) In general.--Not less frequently than annually, 
        the financial statements of the corporation for the 
        preceding fiscal year shall be audited in accordance 
        with generally accepted auditing standards by--
                    (A) an independent certified public 
                accountant; or
                    (B) an independent licensed public 
                accountant who is certified or licensed by the 
                regulatory authority of a State or a political 
                subdivision of a State.
            (2) Location.--An audit under paragraph (1) shall 
        be conducted at the location at which the financial 
        statements of the corporation normally are kept.
            (3) Access.--An individual conducting an audit 
        under paragraph (1) shall be given full access to--
                    (A) all records and property owned or used 
                by the corporation, as necessary to facilitate 
                the audit; and
                    (B) any facility under audit for the 
                purpose of verifying transactions, including 
                any balance or security held by a depository, 
                fiscal agent, or custodian.
            (4) Report.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 180 days 
                after the end of the fiscal year for which an 
                audit is carried out, the auditor shall submit 
                a report on the audit to the Committee on 
                Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
                Senate, the Committee on Energy and Commerce of 
                the House of Representatives, and the chair of 
                the Athletes' Advisory Council.
                    (B) Matters to be included.--Each report 
                under subparagraph (A) shall include the 
                following for the applicable fiscal year:
                            (i) Any statement necessary to 
                        present fairly the assets, liabilities, 
                        and surplus or deficit of the 
                        corporation.
                            (ii) An analysis of the changes in 
                        the amounts of such assets, 
                        liabilities, and surplus or deficit.
                            (iii) A detailed statement of the 
                        income and expenses of the corporation, 
                        including the results of any trading, 
                        manufacturing, publishing, or other 
                        commercial endeavor.
                            (iv) A detailed statement of the 
                        amounts spent on stipends and services 
                        for athletes.
                            (v) A detailed statement of the 
                        amounts spent on compensation and 
                        services for executives and 
                        administration officials of the 
                        corporation, including the 20 employees 
                        of the corporation who receive the 
                        highest amounts of compensation.
                            (vi) A detailed statement of the 
                        amounts allocated to the national 
                        governing bodies.
                            (vii) Such comments and information 
                        as the auditor considers necessary to 
                        inform Congress of the financial 
                        operations and condition of the 
                        corporation.
                            (viii) Recommendations relating to 
                        the financial operations and condition 
                        of the corporation.
                            (ix) A description of any financial 
                        conflict of interest (including a 
                        description of any recusal or other 
                        mitigating action taken), evaluated in 
                        a manner consistent with the policies 
                        of the corporation, of--
                                    (I) a member of the board 
                                of directors of the 
                                corporation; or
                                    (II) any senior management 
                                personnel of the corporation.
                    (C) Public availability.--
                            (i) In general.--The corporation 
                        shall make each report under this 
                        paragraph available to the public on an 
                        easily accessible internet website of 
                        the corporation.
                            (ii) Personally identifiable 
                        information.--A report made available 
                        under clause (i) shall not include the 
                        personally identifiable information of 
                        any individual.

Sec. 220512. Complete teams

    In obtaining representation for the United States in each 
competition and event of the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, 
and Pan-American Games, the corporation, either directly or by 
delegation to the appropriate national governing body [or 
paralympic sports organization], may select, but is not 
obligated to select (even if not selecting will result in an 
incomplete team for an event), athletes who have not met the 
eligibility standard of the national governing body and the 
corporation when the number of athletes who have met the 
eligibility standards of such entities is insufficient to fill 
the roster for an event.

Sec. 220513. Annual amateur athlete survey

    (a) In General.--Not less frequently than annually, the 
corporation shall enter into a contract with an independent 
third-party organization to conduct an anonymous survey of 
amateur athletes who are actively engaged in amateur athletic 
competition with respect to--
            (1) their satisfaction with the corporation and the 
        applicable national governing body; and
            (2) the behaviors, attitudes, and feelings within 
        the corporation and the applicable national governing 
        body relating to sexual harassment and abuse.
    (b) Consultation.--A contract under subsection (a) shall 
require the independent third-party organization to develop the 
survey in consultation with the Center.
    (c) Prohibition on Interference.--If the corporation or a 
national governing body makes any effort to undermine the 
independence of, introduce bias into, or otherwise influence a 
survey under subsection (a), the corporation or the national 
governing body shall be decertified.
    (d) Public Availability.-- The corporation shall make the 
results of each such survey available to the public on an 
internet website of the corporation.

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SUBCHAPTER II--NATIONAL GOVERNING BODIES

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Sec. 220521. [Recognition of amateur sports organizations as national 
                    governing bodies] Certification of national 
                    governing bodies

    [(a) General Authority.--For any sport which is included on 
the program of the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, or the 
Pan-American Games, the corporation is authorized to recognize 
as a national governing body (in the case of a sport on the 
program of the Olympic Games or Pan-American Games) or as a 
paralympic sports organization (in the case of a sport on the 
program of the Paralympic Games for which a national governing 
body has not been designated under section 220522(b)) an 
amateur sports organization which files an application and is 
eligible for such recognition in accordance with the provisions 
of subsection (a) or (b) of section 220522. The corporation may 
recognize only one national governing body for each sport for 
which an application is made and approved, except as provided 
in section 220522(b) with respect to a paralympic sports 
organization.]
    (a) In General.--With respect to each sport included on the 
program of the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, or the Pan-
American Games, the corporation--
            (1) may certify as a national governing body an 
        amateur sports organization, a high-performance 
        management organization, or a paralympic sports 
        organization that files an application and is eligible 
        for such certification under section 220522; and
            (2) may not certify more than 1 national governing 
        body.
    (b) Public Hearing.--Before [recognizing] certifying an 
organization as a national governing body, the corporation 
shall hold at least 2 public hearings on the application. The 
corporation shall publish notice of the time, place, and nature 
of the hearings. Publication shall be made in a regular issue 
of the corporation's principal publication at least 30 days, 
but not more than 60 days, before the date of the hearings. The 
corporation shall send written notice, which shall include a 
copy of the application, at least 30 days prior to the date of 
any such public hearing to all amateur sports organizations 
known to the corporation in that sport.
    (c) Recommendation to International Sports Federation.--
Within 61 days after [recognizing] certifying an organization 
as a national governing body, the corporation shall recommend 
and support in any appropriate manner the national governing 
body to the appropriate international sports federation as the 
representative of the United States for that sport.
    [(d) Review of Recognition.--The corporation may review all 
matters related to the continued recognition of an organization 
as a national governing body and may take action it considers 
appropriate, including placing conditions on the continued 
recognition.]
    (d) Review of Certification.--Not later than 8 years after 
the date of the enactment of the Empowering Olympic and Amateur 
Athletes Act of 2019, and not less frequently than once every 4 
years thereafter, the corporation--
            (1) shall review all matters related to the 
        continued certification of an organization as a 
        national governing body;
            (2) may take action the corporation considers 
        appropriate, including placing conditions on the 
        continued certification of an organization as a 
        national governing body;
            (3) shall submit to Congress a summary report of 
        each review under paragraph (1); and
            (4) shall make each such summary report available 
        to the public.

Sec. 220522. Eligibility requirements

    [(a) General.--An amateur sports organization] An amateur 
sports organization, a high-performance management 
organization, or a paralympic sports organization is eligible 
to be [recognized] certified, or to continue to be [recognized] 
certified, as a national governing body only if it--
            (1) is incorporated under the laws of a State of 
        the United States or the District of Columbia as a not-
        for-profit corporation having as its purpose the 
        advancement of amateur athletic competition;
            (2) has the managerial and financial capability to 
        plan and execute its obligations, including the ability 
        to provide and enforce required athlete protection 
        policies and procedures;
            (3) submits--
                    (A) an application, in the form required by 
                the corporation, for [recognition] 
                certification as a national governing body;
                    (B) a copy of its corporate charter and 
                bylaws; and
                    (C) any additional information considered 
                necessary or appropriate by the corporation;
            (4) agrees to submit to binding arbitration in any 
        controversy involving--
                    (A) its [recognition] certification as a 
                national governing body, as provided for in 
                section 220529 of this title, upon demand of 
                the corporation; and
                    (B) the opportunity of any amateur athlete, 
                coach, trainer, manager, administrator or 
                official to participate in amateur athletic 
                competition, upon demand of the corporation or 
                any aggrieved amateur athlete, coach, trainer, 
                manager, administrator or official, conducted 
                in accordance with the Commercial Rules of the 
                American Arbitration Association, as modified 
                and provided for in the corporation's 
                constitution and bylaws, except that if the 
                Athletes' Advisory Council and National 
                Governing Bodies' Council do not concur on any 
                modifications to such Rules, and if the 
                corporation's executive committee is not able 
                to facilitate such concurrence, the Commercial 
                Rules of Arbitration shall apply unless at 
                least two-thirds of the corporation's board of 
                directors approves modifications to such Rules;
            (5) demonstrates that it is autonomous in the 
        governance of its sport, except with respect to the 
        oversight of the organization, in that it--
                    (A) independently decides and controls all 
                matters central to governance;
                    (B) does not delegate decision-making and 
                control of matters central to governance; and
                    (C) is free from outside restraint;
            (6) demonstrates that it is a member of no more 
        than one international sports federation that governs a 
        sport included on the program of the Olympic Games, the 
        Paralympic Games, or the Pan-American Games;
            (7) demonstrates that its membership is open to any 
        individual who is an amateur athlete, coach, trainer, 
        manager, administrator, or official active in the sport 
        for which [recognition] certification is sought, or any 
        amateur sports organization that conducts programs in 
        the sport for which [recognition] certification is 
        sought, or both;
            (8) provides an equal opportunity to amateur 
        athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, 
        and officials to participate in amateur athletic 
        competition, without discrimination on the basis of 
        race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, 
        and with fair notice and opportunity for a hearing to 
        any amateur athlete, coach, trainer, manager, 
        administrator, or official before declaring the 
        individual ineligible to participate;
            (9) is governed by a board of directors or other 
        governing board whose members are selected without 
        regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or 
        sex, except that, in sports where there are separate 
        male and female programs, it provides for reasonable 
        representation of both males and females on the board 
        of directors or other governing board;
            (10) ensures that the selection criteria for 
        individuals and teams that represent the United States 
        are--
                    (A) fair, as determined by the corporation 
                in consultation with the national governing 
                bodies, the Athletes' Advisory Council, and the 
                United States Olympians and Paralympians 
                Association;
                    (B) clearly articulated in writing and 
                properly communicated to athletes in a timely 
                manner; and
                    (C) consistently applied, using objective 
                and subjective criteria appropriate to the 
                applicable sport;
            [(10)](11) demonstrates, based on guidelines 
        approved by the corporation, the Athletes' Advisory 
        Council, and the National Governing Bodies' Council, 
        that its board of directors and other such governing 
        boards have established criteria and election 
        procedures for and maintain among their voting members 
        individuals who are actively engaged in amateur 
        athletic competition in the sport for which 
        [recognition] certification is sought or who have 
        represented the United States in international amateur 
        athletic competition within the preceding 10 years, 
        that any exceptions to such guidelines by such 
        organization have been approved by the corporation, and 
        that the voting power held by such individuals is not 
        less than 20 percent of the voting power held in its 
        board of directors and other such governing boards;
            [(11)](12) provides for reasonable direct 
        representation on its board of directors or other 
        governing board for any amateur sports organization, 
        high-performance management organization, or paralympic 
        sports organization that--
                    (A) conducts a national program or regular 
                national amateur athletic competition in the 
                applicable sport on a level of proficiency 
                appropriate for the selection of amateur 
                athletes to represent the United States in 
                international amateur athletic competition; and
                    (B) ensures that the representation 
                reflects the nature, scope, quality, and 
                strength of the programs and competitions of 
                the [amateur sports] applicable organization in 
                relation to all other programs and competitions 
                in the sport in the United States;
            [(12)](13) [demonstrates that none of its officers 
        are also officers of any other amateur sports 
        organization recognized as a national governing body;] 
        demonstrates, based on guidelines approved by the 
        corporation, the Athletes' Advisory Council, and the 
        National Governing Bodies' Council, that--
                    (A) its board of directors and other such 
                governing boards have established criteria and 
                election procedures for, and maintain among 
                their voting members, individuals who are--
                            (i) elected by amateur athletes; 
                        and
                            (ii) actively engaged in amateur 
                        athletic competition in the sport for 
                        which certification is sought;
                    (B) any exception to such guidelines by 
                such organization has been approved by--
                            (i) the corporation; and
                            (ii) the Athletes' Advisory 
                        Council; and
                    (C) the voting power held by such 
                individuals is not less than \1/3\ of the 
                voting power held by its board of directors and 
                other such governing boards;
            [(13)](14) provides procedures for the prompt and 
        equitable resolution of grievances of its members;
            [(14)](15) does not have eligibility criteria 
        related to amateur status or to participation in the 
        Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, or the Pan-
        American Games that are more restrictive than those of 
        the appropriate international sports federation[; and];
            [(15)](16) demonstrates, if the organization is 
        seeking to be [recognized] certified as a national 
        governing body, that it is prepared to meet the 
        obligations imposed on a national governing body under 
        sections 220524 and 220525 of this title[.];
            (17) commits to submitting annual reports to the 
        corporation that include, for each calendar year--
                    (A) a description of the manner in which 
                the organization--
                            (i) carries out the mission to 
                        promote a safe environment in sports 
                        that is free from abuse of amateur 
                        athletes (including emotional, 
                        physical, and sexual abuse); and
                            (ii) addresses any sanctions or 
                        temporary measures required by the 
                        Center;
                    (B) a description of any cause of action or 
                complaint filed against the organization that 
                was pending or settled during the preceding 
                calendar year; and
                    (C) a detailed statement of--
                            (i) the income and expenses of the 
                        organization; and
                            (ii) the amounts expended on 
                        stipends, bonuses, and services for 
                        amateur athletes, organized by the 
                        level and gender of the amateur 
                        athletes[; and];
            (18) commits to meeting any minimum standard or 
        requirement set forth by the corporation[.]; and
            (19) provides protection from retaliation to 
        protected individuals.
    [(b) Recognition of Paralympic Sports Organizations.--For 
any sport which is included on the program of the Paralympic 
Games, the corporation is authorized to designate, where 
feasible and when such designation would serve the best 
interest of the sport, and with the approval of the affected 
national governing body, a national governing body recognized 
under subsection (a) to govern such sport. Where such 
designation is not feasible or would not serve the best 
interest of the sport, the corporation is authorized to 
recognize another amateur sports organization as a paralympic 
sports organization to govern such sport, except that, 
notwithstanding the other requirements of this chapter, any 
such paralympic sports organization--
            [(1) shall comply only with those requirements, 
        perform those duties, and have those powers that the 
        corporation, in its sole discretion, determines are 
        appropriate to meet the objects and purposes of this 
        chapter; and
            [(2) may, with the approval of the corporation, 
        govern more than one sport included on the program of 
        the Paralympic Games.]

Sec. 220523. * * *

Sec. 220524. General duties of national governing bodies

    [For the sport]
    (a) In General.--For the sport that it governs, a national 
governing body shall--
            (1) develop interest and participation throughout 
        the United States and be responsible to the persons and 
        [amateur sports] organizations it represents;
            (2) minimize, through coordination with other 
        [amateur sports] organizations, conflicts in the 
        scheduling of all practices and competitions;
            (3) keep amateur athletes informed of policy 
        matters and reasonably reflect the views of the 
        athletes in its policy decisions;
            (4) disseminate and distribute to amateur athletes, 
        coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and 
        officials in a timely manner the applicable rules and 
        any changes to such rules of the national governing 
        body, the corporation, the appropriate international 
        sports federation, the International Olympic Committee, 
        the International Paralympic Committee, and the Pan-
        American Sports Organization;
            (5) allow an amateur athlete to compete in any 
        international amateur athletic competition conducted by 
        any [amateur sports] organization or person, unless the 
        national governing body establishes that its denial is 
        based on evidence that the organization or person 
        conducting the competition does not meet the 
        requirements stated in section 220525 of this title;
            (6) provide equitable support and encouragement for 
        participation by women where separate programs for male 
        and female athletes are conducted on a national basis;
            (7) encourage and support amateur athletic sports 
        programs for individuals with disabilities and the 
        participation of individuals with disabilities in 
        amateur athletic activity, including, where feasible, 
        the expansion of opportunities for meaningful 
        participation by individuals with disabilities in 
        programs of athletic competition for able-bodied 
        individuals;
            (8) provide and coordinate technical information on 
        physical training, equipment design, coaching, and 
        performance analysis[; and];
            (9) encourage and support research, development, 
        and dissemination of information in the areas of sports 
        medicine and sports safety[.];
            (10) develop 1 or more policies that prohibit any 
        individual who is an employee, contractor, or agent of 
        the national governing body from assisting a member or 
        former member in obtaining a new job (except for the 
        routine transmission of administrative and personnel 
        files) if the individual knows that such member or 
        former member violated the policies or procedures of 
        the Center related to sexual misconduct or was 
        convicted of a crime involving sexual misconduct with a 
        minor in violation of applicable law or the policies or 
        procedures of the Center;
            (11) promote a safe environment in sports that is 
        free from abuse of any amateur athlete, including 
        emotional, physical, and sexual abuse;
            (12) take care to promote a safe environment in 
        sports using information relating to any temporary 
        measure or sanction issued pursuant to the authority of 
        the Center;
            (13) immediately report to law enforcement any 
        allegation of child abuse of an amateur athlete who is 
        a minor; and
            (14) have in place policies and procedures to 
        report immediately any allegation of child abuse of an 
        amateur athlete, consistent with--
                    (A) the policies and procedures developed 
                under paragraph (3) of section 220541(a); and
                    (B) the requirement described in paragraph 
                (2)(A) of section 220542(a).
    (b) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to preempt or otherwise abrogate the duty of care of 
a national governing body under State law or the common law.

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Sec. 220527. Complaints against national governing bodies

    (a) General.--(1) An amateur sports organization or person 
that belongs to or is eligible to belong to a national 
governing body may seek to compel the national governing body 
to comply with sections 220522, 220524, and 220525 of this 
title by filing a written complaint with the corporation. A 
copy of the complaint shall be served on the national governing 
body.
            (2) The corporation shall establish procedures for 
        the filing and disposition of complaints under this 
        section.
    [(b) Exhaustion of Remedies.--(1) An organization or person 
may file a complaint under subsection (a) of this section only 
after exhausting all available remedies within the national 
governing body for correcting deficiencies, unless it can be 
shown by clear and convincing evidence that those remedies 
would have resulted in unnecessary delay.
            [(2) Within 30 days after a complaint is filed, the 
        corporation shall decide whether the organization or 
        person has exhausted all available remedies as required 
        by paragraph (1) of this subsection. If the corporation 
        determines that the remedies have not been exhausted, 
        it may direct that the remedies be pursued before the 
        corporation considers the complaint further.]
    [(c)](b) Hearings.--[If the corporation decides that all 
available remedies have been exhausted as required by 
subsection (b)(1) of this section, it] The corporation shall 
hold a hearing, within 90 days after the complaint is filed, to 
receive testimony to decide whether the national governing body 
is complying with sections 220522, 220524, and 220525 of this 
title.
    [(d)](c) Disposition of Complaint.--(1) If the corporation 
decides, as a result of the hearing, that the national 
governing body is complying with sections 220522, 220524, and 
220525 of this title, it shall so notify the complainant and 
the national governing body.
            (2) If the corporation decides, as a result of the 
        hearing, that the national governing body is not 
        complying with sections 220522, 220524, and 220525 of 
        this title, it shall--
                    (A) place the national governing body on 
                probation for a specified period of time, not 
                to exceed 180 days, which the corporation 
                considers necessary to enable the national 
                governing body to comply with those sections; 
                or
                    (B) revoke the recognition of the national 
                governing body.
            (3) If the corporation places a national governing 
        body on probation under paragraph (2) of this 
        subsection, it may extend the probationary period if 
        the national governing body has proven by clear and 
        convincing evidence that, through no fault of its own, 
        it needs additional time to comply with sections 
        220522, 220524, and 220525 of this title. If, at the 
        end of the period allowed by the corporation, the 
        national governing body has not complied with those 
        sections, the corporation shall revoke the recognition 
        of the national governing body.

Sec. 220528. Applications to replace an incumbent national governing 
                    body

    (a) General.--An amateur sports organization may seek to 
replace an incumbent as the national governing body for a 
particular sport by filing a written application for 
[recognition] certification with the corporation.
    (b) Establishment of Procedures.--The corporation shall 
establish procedures for the filing and disposition of 
applications under this section. If 2 or more organizations 
file applications for the same sport, the applications shall be 
considered in a single proceeding.
    (c) Filing Procedures.--(1) An application under this 
section must be filed within one year after the final day of--
            (A) any Olympic Games, for a sport in which 
        competition is held in the Olympic Games or the 
        Paralympic Games, or in both the Olympic and Pan-
        American Games; or
            (B) any Pan-American Games, for a sport in which 
        competition is held in the Pan-American Games but not 
        in the Olympic Games.
    (2) The application shall be filed with the corporation by 
certified mail, and a copy of the application shall be served 
on the national governing body and with any other organization 
that has filed an application. The corporation shall inform the 
applicant that its application has been received.
    (d) Hearings.--Within 180 days after receipt of an 
application filed under this section, the corporation shall 
conduct a formal hearing open to the public to determine the 
merits of the application. The corporation shall publish notice 
of the time and place of the hearing in a regular issue of its 
principal publication at least 30 days, but not more than 60 
days, before the date of the hearing. The corporation also 
shall send written notice, including a copy of the application, 
at least 30 days prior to the date of the hearing to all 
amateur sports organizations known to the corporation in that 
sport. In the hearing, the applicant and the national governing 
body shall be given a reasonable opportunity to present 
evidence supporting their positions.
    (e) Standards for Granting Applications.--In the hearing, 
the applicant must establish by a preponderance of the evidence 
that--
            (1) it meets the criteria for [recognition] 
        certification as a national governing body under 
        section 220522 of this title; and
            (2)(A) the national governing body does not meet 
        the criteria of section 220522, 220524, or 220525 of 
        this title; or
            (B) the applicant more adequately meets the 
        criteria of section 220522 of this title, is capable of 
        more adequately meeting the criteria of sections 220524 
        and 220525 of this title, and provides or is capable of 
        providing a more effective national program of 
        competition than the national governing body in the 
        sport for which it seeks [recognition] certification .
    (f) Disposition of Applications.--Within 30 days after the 
close of the hearing required by this section, the corporation 
shall--
            (1) uphold the right of the national governing body 
        to continue as the national governing body for its 
        sport;
            (2) revoke the [recognition] certification of the 
        national governing body and declare a vacancy in the 
        national governing body for that sport;
            (3) revoke the [recognition] certification of the 
        national governing body and [recognize] certify the 
        applicant as the national governing body; or
            (4) place the national governing body on probation 
        for a period not exceeding 180 days, pending the 
        compliance of the national governing body, if the 
        national governing body would have retained 
        [recognition] certification except for a minor 
        deficiency in one of the requirements of section 
        220522, 220524, or 220525 of this title and notify such 
        national governing body of such probation and of the 
        actions needed to comply with such requirements.
    (g) Revocation of [Recognition] Certification After 
Probation.--If the national governing body does not comply with 
sections 220522, 220524, and 220525 of this title within the 
probationary period prescribed under subsection (f)(4) of this 
section, the corporation shall revoke the [recognition] 
certification of the national governing body and either--
            (1) [recognize] certify the applicant as the 
        national governing body; or
            (2) declare a vacancy in the national governing 
        body for that sport.

Sec. 220529. * * *

Sec. 220530. Other amateur sports organizations

    (a) In General.--An applicable amateur sports organization 
shall--
            (1) comply with the reporting requirements of 
        section 226 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 
        (34 U.S.C. 20341);
            (2) establish reasonable procedures to limit one-
        on-one interactions, including communications, between 
        an amateur athlete who is a minor and an adult (who is 
        not the minor's legal guardian) at a facility under the 
        jurisdiction of the applicable amateur sports 
        organization without being in an observable and 
        interruptible distance from another adult, except under 
        emergency circumstances;
            (3) offer and provide consistent training to all 
        adult members who are in regular contact with amateur 
        athletes who are minors, and subject to parental 
        consent, to members who are minors, regarding 
        prevention and reporting of child abuse to allow a 
        complainant to report easily an incident of child abuse 
        to appropriate persons; and
            (4) prohibit retaliation, by the applicable amateur 
        sports organization, against any individual who [makes 
        a report under paragraph (1).] makes--
                    (A) a report under paragraph (1); or
                    (B) any other report relating to abuse of 
                any amateur athlete, including emotional, 
                physical, and sexual abuse.
    (b) Definition of Applicable Amateur Sports Organization.--
In this section, the term ``applicable amateur sports 
organization'' means an amateur sports organization--
            (1) that is not otherwise subject to the 
        requirements under subchapter III;
            (2) that participates in an interstate or 
        international amateur athletic competition; and
            (3) whose membership includes any adult who is in 
        regular contact with an amateur athlete who is a minor.

           SUBCHAPTER III--GRANT TO KEEP YOUNG ATHLETES SAFE


Sec. 220531. Grant to protect young athletes from abuse

    (a) Authority.--The Attorney General may award a grant to 
an eligible nonprofit nongovernmental entity in order to 
support oversight of the [United States Olympic Committee] 
United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee[, each national 
governing body, and each paralympic sports organization] and 
each national governing body with regard to safeguarding 
amateur athletes against abuse, including emotional, physical, 
and sexual abuse in sports.
    (b) Applications.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
this section, a nonprofit nongovernmental entity shall submit 
an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such 
manner, and containing such information as the Attorney General 
may require, including information that demonstrates that the 
entity has--
            (1) nationally recognized expertise in preventing 
        and investigating emotional, physical, and sexual abuse 
        in the athletic programs of the [United States Olympic 
        Committee] United States Olympic and Paralympic 
        Committee[, each national governing body, and each 
        paralympic sports organization] and each national 
        governing body; and
            (2) the capacity to oversee regular and random 
        audits to ensure that the policies and procedures used 
        by the [United States Olympic Committee] United States 
        Olympic and Paralympic Committee[, each national 
        governing body, and each paralympic sports 
        organization] and each national governing body to 
        prevent and identify the abuse of an amateur athlete 
        are followed correctly.
    (c) Use of Grant Amount.--An entity that receives a grant 
under this section may use such funds--
            (1) to develop and test new training materials for 
        emotional, physical, and sexual abuse prevention and 
        identification education in youth athletic programs;
            (2) for staff salaries, travel expenses, equipment, 
        printing, and other reasonable expenses necessary to 
        develop, maintain, and disseminate to the [United 
        States Olympic Committee] United States Olympic and 
        Paralympic Committee, each national governing body, 
        [each paralympic sports organization,] and other 
        amateur sports organizations information about 
        safeguarding amateur athletes against abuse, including 
        emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in sports; and
            (3) to oversee the administration of the procedures 
        described in subsection (b)(2).
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section $2,500,000 for 
        each of the fiscal years 2018 through 2022.
            (2) Availability of grant funds.--Funds 
        appropriated under this section shall remain available 
        until expended.

  SUBCHAPTER [III] IV--UNITED STATES CENTER FOR [SAFE SPORT] SAFESPORT


Sec. 220541. Designation of United States Center for [Safe Sport] 
                    SafeSport

    (a) In General.--The United States Center for [Safe Sport] 
SafeSport shall--
            (1) serve as the independent national safe sport 
        organization and be recognized worldwide as the 
        independent national safe sport organization for the 
        United States;
            (2) exercise jurisdiction over the corporation[, 
        each national governing body, and each paralympic 
        sports organization] and each national governing body 
        with regard to safeguarding amateur athletes against 
        abuse, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, 
        in sports;
            (3) maintain an office for education and outreach 
        that shall develop training, oversight practices, 
        policies, and procedures to prevent the abuse, 
        including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, of 
        amateur athletes participating in amateur athletic 
        activities through national governing bodies [and 
        paralympic sports organizations];
            (4) maintain an office for response and resolution 
        that shall establish mechanisms that allow for the 
        reporting, investigation, and resolution, pursuant to 
        subsection (c), of alleged sexual abuse in violation of 
        the Center's policies and procedures[; and];
            (5) ensure that the mechanisms under paragraph (4) 
        provide fair notice and an opportunity to be heard and 
        protect the privacy and safety of complainants[.];
            (6) maintain an office for compliance and audit 
        that shall--
                    (A) ensure that the national governing 
                bodies and the corporation implement and follow 
                the policies and procedures developed by the 
                Center to prevent and promptly report instances 
                of abuse of amateur athletes, including 
                emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; and
                    (B) establish mechanisms that allow for the 
                reporting and investigation of alleged 
                violations of such policies and procedures; and
            (7) publish and maintain a publicly accessible 
        internet website that contains a comprehensive list of 
        adults who are barred by the Center.
    (b) Policies and Procedures.--The policies and procedures 
developed under subsection (a)(3) shall apply as though they 
were incorporated in and made a part of section 220524 of this 
title.
    (c) Binding Arbitration.--
            (1) In general.--The Center may, in its discretion, 
        utilize a neutral arbitration body and develop policies 
        and procedures to resolve allegations of sexual abuse 
        within its jurisdiction to determine the opportunity of 
        any amateur athlete, coach, trainer, manager, 
        administrator, or official, who is the subject of such 
        an allegation, to participate in amateur athletic 
        competition.
            (2) Preservation of rights.--Nothing in this 
        section shall be construed as altering, superseding, or 
        otherwise affecting the right of an individual within 
        the Center's jurisdiction to pursue civil remedies 
        through the courts for personal injuries arising from 
        abuse in violation of the Center's policies and 
        procedures, nor shall the Center condition the 
        participation of any such individual in a proceeding 
        described in paragraph (1) upon an agreement not to 
        pursue such civil remedies.
    (d) Limitation on Liability.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), an applicable entity shall not be liable for 
        damages in any civil action for defamation, libel, 
        slander, or damage to reputation arising out of any 
        action or communication, if the action arises from the 
        execution of the responsibilities or functions 
        described in this section, section 220542, or section 
        220543.
            (2) Exception.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply in 
        any action in which an applicable entity acted with 
        actual malice, or provided information or took action 
        not pursuant to this section, section 220542, or 
        section 220543.
            (3) Removal to federal court.--
                    (A) In general.--Any civil action brought 
                in a State court against the Center relating to 
                the responsibilities of the Center under this 
                section, section 220542, or section 220543, 
                shall be removed, on request by the Center, to 
                the district court of the United States in the 
                district in which the action was brought, and 
                such district court shall have original 
                jurisdiction over the action without regard to 
                the amount in controversy or the citizenship of 
                the parties involved.
                    (B) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this 
                chapter shall be construed to create a private 
                right of action.
            [(3)](4) Definition of applicable entity.--In this 
        subsection, the term ``applicable entity'' means--
                    (A) the Center;
                    (B) a national governing body;
                    [(C) a paralympic sports organization;]
                    (C) the corporation;
                    (D) an amateur sports organization or other 
                person sanctioned by a national governing body 
                under section 220525;
                    (E) an amateur sports organization 
                reporting under section 220530;
                    (F) any officer, employee, agent, or member 
                of an entity described in subparagraph (A), 
                (B), (C), (D), or (E); and
                    (G) any individual participating in a 
                proceeding pursuant to this section.
    (e) Training Materials.--The office for education and 
outreach referred to in subsection (a)(3) shall--
            (1) develop training materials for specific 
        audiences, including coaches, trainers, doctors, young 
        children, adolescents, adults, and individuals with 
        disabilities; and
            (2) not less frequently than every 3 years, update 
        such training materials.
    (f) Independence.--
            (1) Prohibition with respect to former employees 
        and board members.--A former employee or board member 
        of the corporation or a national governing body shall 
        not work or volunteer at the Center during the 2-year 
        period beginning on the date on which the former 
        employee or board member ceases employment with the 
        corporation or national governing body.
            (2) Athletes serving on board of directors of 
        national governing body.--
                    (A) In general.--An athlete serving on the 
                board of directors of a national governing body 
                who is not otherwise employed by the national 
                governing body, may volunteer at, or serve in 
                an advisory capacity to, the Center.
                    (B) Ineligibility for employment.--An 
                athlete who has served on the board of 
                directors of a national governing body shall 
                not be eligible for employment at the Center 
                during the 2-year period beginning on the date 
                on which the athlete ceases to serve on such 
                board of directors.
            (3) Conflicts of interest.--An executive or 
        attorney for the Center shall be considered to have an 
        inappropriate conflict of interest if the executive or 
        attorney also represents the corporation or a national 
        governing body.
            (4) Investigations.--
                    (A) In general.--The corporation and the 
                national governing bodies shall not interfere 
                in, or attempt to influence the outcome of, an 
                investigation.
                    (B) Report.--In the case of an attempt to 
                interfere in, or influence the outcome of, an 
                investigation, not later than 72 hours after 
                such attempt, the Center shall submit to the 
                Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation of the Senate and the Committee 
                on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
                Representatives a report describing the 
                attempt.
                    (C) Work product.--
                            (i) In general.--Any decision, 
                        report, memorandum, work product, 
                        notes, or case file of the Center--
                                    (I) shall be confidential; 
                                and
                                    (II) shall not be subject 
                                to discovery, subpoena, or any 
                                other means of legal compulsion 
                                in any civil action in which 
                                the Center is not a party to 
                                the action.
                            (ii) Rule of construction.--Nothing 
                        in this subparagraph shall be construed 
                        to prohibit the Center from providing 
                        work product described in clause (i) to 
                        a law enforcement agency for the 
                        purpose of assisting in a criminal 
                        investigation.
    (g) Funding.--
            (1) Mandatory payments.--
                    (A) Fiscal year 2020.--Not later than 30 
                days after the date of the enactment of this 
                subsection, the corporation shall make a 
                mandatory payment of $20,000,000 to the Center 
                for operating costs of the Center for fiscal 
                year 2020.
                    (B) Subsequent fiscal years.--Beginning on 
                January 1, 2020, the corporation shall make a 
                mandatory payment of $20,000,000 to the Center 
                on January 1 each year for operating costs of 
                the Center.
            (2) Funds from national governing bodies.--The 
        corporation may use funds received from 1 or more 
        national governing bodies to make a mandatory payment 
        required by paragraph (1).
            (3) Failure to comply.--
                    (A) In general.--The Center may file a 
                lawsuit to compel payment under paragraph (1).
                    (B) Penalty.--For each day of late or 
                incomplete payment of a mandatory payment under 
                paragraph (1) after January 1 of the applicable 
                year, the Center shall be allowed to recover 
                from the corporation an additional $20,000.
            (4) Accountability.--
                    (A) In general.--Amounts transferred to the 
                Center by the corporation or a national 
                governing body shall be used, in accordance 
                with section 220503(15), primarily for the 
                purpose of carrying out the duties and 
                requirements under sections 220541 through 
                220543 with respect to the investigation and 
                resolution of allegations of sexual misconduct, 
                or other misconduct, made by amateur athletes.
                    (B) Use of funds.--
                            (i) In general.--Of the amounts 
                        made available to the Center by the 
                        corporation or a national governing 
                        body in a fiscal year for the purpose 
                        described in section 220503(15)--
                                    (I) not less than 50 
                                percent shall be used for 
                                processing the investigation 
                                and resolution of allegations 
                                described in subparagraph (A); 
                                and
                                    (II) not more than 10 
                                percent may be used for 
                                executive compensation of 
                                officers and directors of the 
                                Center.
                            (ii) Reserve funds.--
                                    (I) In general.--If, after 
                                the Center uses the amounts as 
                                allocated under clause (i), the 
                                Center does not use the 
                                entirety of the remaining 
                                amounts for the purpose 
                                described in subparagraph (A), 
                                the Center may retain not more 
                                than 25 percent of such amounts 
                                as reserve funds.
                                    (II) Return of funds.--The 
                                Center shall return to the 
                                corporation and national 
                                governing bodies any amounts, 
                                proportional to the 
                                contributions of the 
                                corporation and national 
                                governing bodies, that remain 
                                after the retention described 
                                in subclause (I).
                            (iii) Lobbying and fundraising.--
                        Amounts made available to the Center 
                        under this paragraph may not be used 
                        for lobbying or fundraising expenses.
    (h) Compliance Audits.--
            (1) In general.--Not less frequently than annually, 
        the Center shall carry out an audit of the corporation 
        and each national governing body--
                    (A) to assess compliance with policies and 
                procedures developed under this subchapter; and
                    (B) to ensure that consistent training 
                relating to the prevention of child abuse is 
                provided to all staff of the corporation and 
                national governing bodies who are in regular 
                contact with amateur athletes and members who 
                are minors subject to parental consent.
            (2) Corrective measures.--
                    (A) In general.--The Center may impose on 
                the corporation or a national governing body a 
                corrective measure to achieve compliance with 
                the policies and procedures developed under 
                this subchapter or the training requirement 
                described in paragraph (1)(B).
                    (B) Inclusions.--A corrective measure 
                imposed under subparagraph (A) may include the 
                implementation of an athlete safety program or 
                specific policies, additional compliance audits 
                or training, and the imposition of a 
                probationary period.
                    (C) Enforcement.--
                            (i) In general.--On request by the 
                        Center, the corporation shall--
                                    (I) enforce any corrective 
                                measure required under 
                                subparagraph (A); and
                                    (II) report the status of 
                                enforcement with respect to a 
                                national governing body within 
                                a reasonable timeframe.
                            (ii) Methods.--The corporation may 
                        enforce a corrective measure through 
                        any means available to the corporation, 
                        including by withholding funds from a 
                        national governing body, limiting the 
                        participation of the national governing 
                        body in corporation events, and 
                        decertifying a national governing body.
                            (iii) Effect of noncompliance.--If 
                        the corporation fails to enforce a 
                        corrective measure within 72 hours of a 
                        request under clause (i), the Center 
                        may submit to the Committee on 
                        Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
                        of the Senate and the Committee on 
                        Energy and Commerce of the House of 
                        Representatives a report describing the 
                        noncompliance.
            (3) Annual report.--
                    (A) In general.--Not less frequently than 
                annually, the Center shall submit to Congress a 
                report on the findings of the audit under 
                paragraph (1) for the preceding year and the 
                status of any corrective measures imposed as a 
                result of the audit.
                    (B) Public availability.--
                            (i) In general.--Each report under 
                        subparagraph (A) shall be made 
                        available to the public.
                            (ii) Personally identifiable 
                        information.--A report made available 
                        to the public shall not include the 
                        personally identifiable information of 
                        any individual.
    (i) Retaliation.--
            (1) Prohibition.--The Center (or any officer, 
        employee, contractor, subcontractor, or agent of the 
        Center) may not retaliate against any protected 
        individual because of any protected disclosure.
            (2) Reporting, investigation, and arbitration.--The 
        Center shall establish mechanisms for the reporting, 
        investigation, and resolution (through binding third-
        party arbitration) of complaints of alleged retaliation 
        against a protected individual.
            (3) Disciplinary action.--If the Center finds that 
        an officer or employee of the Center (or any 
        contractor, subcontractor, or agent of the Center) has 
        retaliated against a protected individual, the Center 
        shall take appropriate disciplinary action with respect 
        to any such individual found to have retaliated against 
        the protected individual.
            (4) Remedies.--
                    (A) In general.--If the Center finds that 
                an officer or employee of the Center (or any 
                contractor, subcontractor, or agent of the 
                Center) has retaliated against a protected 
                individual, the Center shall promptly--
                            (i) take affirmative action to 
                        abate the violation;
                            (ii) reinstate the complainant to 
                        the former position with the same pay 
                        and terms and privileges; and
                            (iii) pay compensatory damages, 
                        including economic damages (including 
                        backpay with interest) and any special 
                        damages sustained as a result of the 
                        retaliation, including damages for pain 
                        and suffering, reasonable attorney 
                        fees, and costs.
            (5) Enforcement action and procedures.--
                    (A) In general.--If the Center has not 
                issued a final decision within 180 days of the 
                filing of the complaint and there is no showing 
                that such delay is due to the bad faith of the 
                complainant, the complainant may bring an 
                action at law or equity for de novo review in 
                the appropriate district court of the United 
                States, which shall have jurisdiction over such 
                an action without regard to the amount in 
                controversy.
                    (B) Jury trial.--A party to an action 
                brought under paragraph (A) shall be entitled 
                to trial by jury.
                    (C) Relief.--The court shall have 
                jurisdiction to grant all relief under 
                paragraph (4).
            (6) Statute of limitations.--An action under 
        paragraph (2) shall be commenced not later than 2 years 
        after the date on which the violation occurs, or after 
        the date on which the protected individual became aware 
        of the violation.
            (7) Burdens of proof.-- An action under paragraph 
        (2) or (5) shall be governed as follows:
                    (A) Required showing by complainant.--The 
                Center shall dismiss a complaint filed under 
                this subsection and shall not conduct an 
                investigation unless the complainant makes a 
                prima facie showing that any retaliation was a 
                contributing factor in the action alleged in 
                the complaint.
                    (B) Criteria for determination by 
                arbitration.--The arbitration may determine 
                that a violation of paragraph (1) has occurred 
                only if the complainant demonstrates that the 
                retaliation was a contributing factor in the 
                action alleged in the complaint.
                    (C) Prohibition.--Relief may not be ordered 
                under paragraph (4) if the Center demonstrates 
                by clear and convincing evidence that the 
                Center would have taken the same action in the 
                absence of that behavior.
            (8) Review.--Any person adversely affected or 
        aggrieved by an order issued under paragraph (4) may 
        obtain review of the order in the United States Court 
        of Appeals for the circuit in which the violation, with 
        respect to which the order was issued, allegedly 
        occurred or the circuit in which the complainant 
        resided on the date of such violation. The petition for 
        review must be filed not later than 60 days after the 
        date of the issuance of the arbitration decision of the 
        Center. Review shall conform to chapter 7 of title 5, 
        United States Code. The commencement of proceedings 
        under this subparagraph shall not, unless ordered by 
        the court, operate as a stay of the order.
            (9) Rights retained by employee.--Nothing in this 
        section shall be deemed to diminish the rights, 
        privileges, or remedies of any employee under any 
        Federal or State law, or under any collective 
        bargaining agreement.
            (10) Nonenforceability of certain provisions 
        waiving rights and remedies.--The rights and remedies 
        provided for in this section may not be waived by any 
        agreement, policy form, or condition of employment.
            (11) Protected individual.--For purposes of this 
        subsection, a protected individual includes any 
        official or employee of the Center and any contractor 
        or subcontractor of the Center.
    (j) Reports to Corporation.--Not later than 30 days after 
the end of each calendar quarter that begins after the date of 
the enactment of the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes 
Act of 2019, the Center shall submit to the corporation a 
statement of the following:
            (1) The number and nature of misconduct complaints 
        referred to the Center, by sport.
            (2) The number and type of pending misconduct 
        complaints under investigation by the Center.
            (3) The number of misconduct complaints for which 
        an investigation was terminated or otherwise closed by 
        the Center.
            (4) The number of such misconduct complaints 
        reported to law enforcement agencies by the Center for 
        further investigation.
            (5) The number of discretionary cases accepted or 
        declined by the Center, by sport.
            (6) The average time required for resolution of 
        such cases and misconduct complaints.
            (7) Information relating to the educational 
        activities and trainings conducted by the office of 
        education and outreach of the Center during the 
        preceding quarter, including the number of educational 
        activities and trainings developed and provided.
    (k) Certifications of Independence.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        end of a fiscal year, the Comptroller General of the 
        United States shall make available to the public a 
        certification relating to the Center's independence 
        from the corporation.
            (2) Elements.--A certification required by 
        paragraph (1) shall include the following:
                    (A) A finding of whether a violation of a 
                prohibition on employment of former employees 
                or board members of the corporation under 
                subsection (f) has occurred during the year 
                preceding the certification.
                    (B) A finding of whether an executive or 
                attorney for the Center has had an 
                inappropriate conflict of interest during that 
                year.
                    (C) A finding of whether the corporation 
                has interfered in, or attempted to influence 
                the outcome of, an investigation by the Center.
                    (D) Any recommendations of the Comptroller 
                General for resolving any potential risks to 
                the Center's independence from the corporation.
            (3) Authority of comptroller general.--
                    (A) In general.--The Comptroller General 
                may take such reasonable steps as, in the view 
                of the Comptroller General, are necessary to be 
                fully informed about the operations of the 
                corporation and the Center.
                    (B) Specific authorities.--The Comptroller 
                General shall have--
                            (i) access to, and the right to 
                        make copies of, any and all 
                        nonprivileged books, records, accounts, 
                        correspondence, files, or other 
                        documents or electronic records, 
                        including emails, of officers, agents, 
                        and employees of the Center or the 
                        corporation; and
                            (ii) the right to interview any 
                        officer, employee, agent, or consultant 
                        of the Center or the corporation.
                    (C) Treatment of privileged information.--
                If, under this subsection, the Comptroller 
                General seeks access to information contained 
                within privileged documents or materials in the 
                possession of the Center or the corporation, 
                the Center or the corporation, as the case may 
                be, shall, to the maximum extent practicable, 
                provide the Comptroller General with the 
                information without compromising the applicable 
                privilege.

Sec. 220542. Additional duties[.]

    (a) In General.--The Center shall--
            (1) develop training, oversight practices, 
        policies, and procedures for implementation by a 
        national governing body or paralympic sports 
        organization to prevent the abuse, including emotional, 
        physical, and sexual abuse, of any amateur athlete[; 
        and];
            (2) include in the policies and procedures 
        developed under section 220541(a)(3)--
                    (A) a requirement that all adult members of 
                a national governing body, a paralympic sports 
                organization, or a facility under the 
                jurisdiction of a national governing body or 
                paralympic sports organization, and all adults 
                authorized by such members to interact with an 
                amateur athlete, report immediately any 
                allegation of child abuse of an amateur athlete 
                who is a minor to--
                            [(i) the Center, whenever such 
                        members or adults learn of facts 
                        leading them to suspect reasonably that 
                        an amateur athlete who is a minor has 
                        suffered an incident of child abuse; 
                        and]
                            [(ii) law enforcement consistent 
                        with section 226 of the Victims of 
                        Child Abuse Act of 1990 (34 U.S.C. 
                        20341);]
                            (i) law enforcement consistent with 
                        section 226 of the Victims of Child 
                        Abuse Act of 1990 (34 U.S.C. 20341); 
                        and
                            (ii) the Center, whenever such 
                        members or adults learn of facts 
                        leading them to suspect reasonably that 
                        an amateur athlete who is a minor has 
                        suffered an incident of child abuse;
                    (B) a requirement that the Center shall 
                immediately report to law enforcement 
                consistent with section 226 of the Victims of 
                Child Abuse Act of 1990 (34 U.S.C. 20341) any 
                allegation of child abuse of an amateur athlete 
                who is a minor, including any report of such 
                abuse submitted to the Center by a minor or by 
                any person who is not otherwise required to 
                report such abuse;
                    (C) 1 or more policies that prohibit any 
                individual who is an employee, contractor, or 
                agent of the Center from assisting a member or 
                former member in obtaining a new job (except 
                for the routine transmission of administrative 
                and personnel files) if the individual knows 
                that such member or former member violated the 
                policies or procedures of the Center related to 
                sexual misconduct or was convicted of a crime 
                involving sexual misconduct with a minor in 
                violation of applicable law;
                    (D) a requirement that the Center, 
                including any officer, agent, attorney, or 
                staff member of the Center, shall not take any 
                action to notify an alleged perpetrator of 
                abuse of an amateur athlete of any ongoing 
                investigation or accusation unless--
                            (i) the Center has reason to 
                        believe an imminent hazard will result 
                        from failing to so notify the alleged 
                        perpetrator; or
                            (ii) law enforcement--
                                    (I) authorizes the Center 
                                to take such action; or
                                    (II) declines or fails to 
                                act on, or fails to respond to 
                                the Center with respect to, the 
                                allegation within 72 hours 
                                after the time at which the 
                                Center reports to law 
                                enforcement under subparagraph 
                                (B);
                    [(B)](E) a mechanism, approved by a trained 
                expert on child abuse, that allows a 
                complainant to report easily an incident of 
                child abuse to the Center, a national governing 
                body, law enforcement authorities, or other 
                appropriate authorities;
                    [(C)](F) reasonable procedures to limit 
                one-on-one interactions, including 
                communications, between an amateur athlete who 
                is a minor and an adult (who is not the minor's 
                legal guardian) at a facility under the 
                jurisdiction of a national governing body or 
                paralympic sports organization without being in 
                an observable and interruptible distance from 
                another adult, except under emergency 
                circumstances;
                    [(D)](G) procedures to prohibit 
                retaliation[,] by the corporation or any 
                national governing body [or paralympic sports 
                organization,] against any individual who 
                makes-- [a report under subparagraph (A) or 
                subparagraph (B);]
                            (i) a report under subparagraph (A) 
                        or (E); or
                            (ii) any other report relating to 
                        abuse of any amateur athlete, including 
                        emotional, physical, and sexual abuse;
                    [(E)](H) oversight procedures, including 
                regular and random audits conducted by subject 
                matter experts unaffiliated with, and 
                independent of, a national governing body or a 
                paralympic sports organization of each national 
                governing body and paralympic sports 
                organization to ensure that policies and 
                procedures developed under that section are 
                followed correctly and that consistent training 
                is offered and given to all adult members who 
                are in regular contact with amateur athletes 
                who are minors, and subject to parental 
                consent, to members who are minors, regarding 
                prevention of child abuse[; and];
                    [(F)](I) a mechanism by which a national 
                governing body or paralympic sports 
                organization can--
                            (i) share confidentially a report 
                        of suspected child abuse of an amateur 
                        athlete who is a minor by a member of a 
                        national governing body or paralympic 
                        sports organization, or an adult 
                        authorized by a national governing 
                        body, paralympic sports organization, 
                        or an amateur sports organization to 
                        interact with an amateur athlete who is 
                        a minor, with the Center, which in 
                        turn, may share with relevant national 
                        governing bodies, paralympic sports 
                        organizations, and other entities; and
                            (ii) withhold providing to an adult 
                        who is the subject of an allegation of 
                        child abuse authority to interact with 
                        an amateur athlete who is a minor until 
                        the resolution of such allegation[.];
                    (J) a prohibition on the use in a decision 
                of the Center under section 220541(a)(4) of any 
                evidence relating to other sexual behavior or 
                the sexual predisposition of the alleged 
                victim, or the admission of any such evidence 
                in arbitration, unless the probative value of 
                the use or admission of such evidence, as 
                determined by the Center or the arbitrator, as 
                applicable, substantially outweighs the danger 
                of--
                            (i) any harm to the alleged victim; 
                        and
                            (ii) unfair prejudice to any party; 
                        and
                    (K) training for investigators on 
                appropriate methods and techniques for ensuring 
                sensitivity toward alleged victims during 
                interviews and other investigative activities.
    (b) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to limit the ability of a national governing body or 
paralympic sports organization to impose an interim measure to 
prevent an individual who is the subject of an allegation of 
sexual abuse from interacting with an amateur athlete prior to 
the Center exercising its jurisdiction over a matter.

Sec. 220543. Records, audits, and reports

    (a) Records.--The Center shall keep correct and complete 
records of account.
    [(b) Report.--The Center shall submit an annual report to 
Congress, including--
            [(1) an audit conducted and submitted in accordance 
        with section 10101; and
            [(2) a description of the activities of the 
        Center.]
    (b) Audits and Transparency.--
            (1) Annual audit.--
                    (A) In general.--Not less frequently than 
                annually, the financial statements of the 
                Center for the preceding fiscal year shall be 
                audited by an independent auditor in accordance 
                with generally accepted accounting principles--
                            (i) to ensure the adequacy of the 
                        internal controls of the Center; and
                            (ii) to prevent waste, fraud, or 
                        misuse of funds transferred to the 
                        Center by the corporation or the 
                        national governing bodies.
                    (B) Location.--An audit under subparagraph 
                (A) shall be conducted at the location at which 
                the financial statements of the Center normally 
                are kept.
                    (C) Report.--Not later than 180 days after 
                the date on which an audit under subparagraph 
                (A) is completed, the independent auditor shall 
                issue an audit report.
                    (D) Corrective action plan.--
                            (i) In general.--On completion of 
                        the audit report under subparagraph (C) 
                        for a fiscal year, the Center shall 
                        prepare, in a separate document, a 
                        corrective action plan that responds to 
                        any corrective action recommended by 
                        the independent auditor.
                            (ii) Matters to be included.--A 
                        corrective action plan under clause (i) 
                        shall include the following for each 
                        such corrective action:
                                    (I) The name of the person 
                                responsible for the corrective 
                                action.
                                    (II) A description of the 
                                planned corrective action.
                                    (III) The anticipated 
                                completion date of the 
                                corrective action.
                                    (IV) In the case of a 
                                recommended corrective action 
                                based on a finding in the audit 
                                report with which the Center 
                                disagrees, or for which the 
                                Center determines that 
                                corrective action is not 
                                required, an explanation and a 
                                specific reason for 
                                noncompliance with the 
                                recommendation.
            (2) Access to records and personnel.--With respect 
        to an audit under paragraph (1), the Center shall 
        provide the independent auditor access to all records, 
        documents, and personnel and financial statements of 
        the Center necessary to carry out the audit.
            (3) Public availability.--
                    (A) In general.--The Center shall make 
                available to the public on an easily accessible 
                internet website of the Center--
                            (i) each audit report under 
                        paragraph (1)(C);
                            (ii) the Internal Revenue Service 
                        Form 990 of the Center for each year, 
                        filed under section 501(c) of the 
                        Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and
                            (iii) the minutes of the quarterly 
                        meetings of the board of directors of 
                        the Center.
                    (B) Personally identifiable information.--
                An audit report or the minutes made available 
                under subparagraph (A) shall not include the 
                personally identifiable information of any 
                individual.
            (4) Rule of construction.--For purposes of this 
        subsection, the Center shall be considered a private 
        entity.
    (c) Report.--The Center shall submit an annual report to 
Congress, including--
            (1) a strategic plan with respect to the manner in 
        which the Center shall fulfill its duties under 
        sections 220541 and 220542;
            (2) a detailed description of the efforts made by 
        the Center to comply with such strategic plan during 
        the preceding year;
            (3) any financial statement necessary to present 
        fairly the assets, liabilities, and surplus or deficit 
        of the Center for the preceding year;
            (4) an analysis of the changes in the amounts of 
        such assets, liabilities, and surplus or deficit during 
        the preceding year;
            (5) a detailed description of Center activities, 
        including--
                    (A) the number and nature of misconduct 
                complaints referred to the Center;
                    (B) the total number and type of pending 
                misconduct complaints under investigation by 
                the Center;
                    (C) the number of misconduct complaints for 
                which an investigation was terminated or 
                otherwise closed by the Center; and
                    (D) the number of such misconduct 
                complaints reported to law enforcement agencies 
                by the Center for further investigation;
            (6) a detailed description of any complaint of 
        retaliation made during the preceding year by an 
        officer or employee of the Center or a contractor or 
        subcontractor of the Center that includes--
                    (A) the number of such complaints; and
                    (B) the outcome of each such complaint;
            (7) information relating to the educational 
        activities and trainings conducted by the office of 
        education and outreach of the Center during the 
        preceding year, including the number of educational 
        activities and trainings developed and provided; and
            (8) a description of the activities of the Center.
    (d) Definitions.--In this section--
            (1) ``audit report'' means a report by an 
        independent auditor that includes--
                    (A) an opinion or a disclaimer of opinion 
                that presents the assessment of the independent 
                auditor with respect to the financial records 
                of the Center, including whether such records 
                are accurate and have been maintained in 
                accordance with generally accepted accounting 
                principles;
                    (B) an assessment of the internal controls 
                used by the Center that describes the scope of 
                testing of the internal controls and the 
                results of such testing; and
                    (C) a compliance assessment that includes 
                an opinion or a disclaimer of opinion as to 
                whether the Center has complied with the terms 
                and conditions of subsection (b); and
            (2) ``independent auditor'' means an independent 
        certified public accountant or independent licensed 
        public accountant, certified or licensed by a 
        regulatory authority of a State or a political 
        subdivision of a State, who meets the standards 
        specified in generally accepted accounting principles.

  SUBCHAPTER V--DISSOLUTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CORPORATION AND 
        TERMINATION OF RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL GOVERNING BODIES

Sec. 220551. Definitions

    In this subchapter, the term ``joint resolution'' means a 
joint resolution--
            (1) which does not have a preamble; and
            (2) for which--
                    (A)(i) the title is only as follows: ``A 
                joint resolution to dissolve the board of 
                directors of the United States Olympic and 
                Paralympic Committee''; and
                    (ii) the matter after the resolving 
                clause--
                            (I) is as follows: ``That Congress 
                        finds that dissolving the board of 
                        directors of the United States Olympic 
                        and Paralympic Committee would not 
                        unduly interfere with the operations of 
                        chapter 2205 of title 36, United States 
                        Code''; and
                            (II) prescribes adequate procedures 
                        for forming a board of directors of the 
                        corporation with all reasonable 
                        expediency and in a manner that 
                        safeguards the voting power of the 
                        representatives of amateur athletes at 
                        all times; or
                    (B)(i) the title is only as follows: ``A 
                joint resolution relating to terminating the 
                recognition of a national governing body''; and
                    (ii) the matter after the resolving clause 
                is only as follows: `That Congress determines 
                that _________, which is recognized as a 
                national governing body under section 220521 of 
                title 36, United States Code, has failed to 
                fulfill its duties, as described in section 
                220524 of title 36, United States Code', the 
                blank space being filled in with the name of 
                the applicable national governing body.

Sec. 220552. Dissolution of board of directors of corporation and 
                    termination of recognition of national governing 
                    bodies

    (a) Dissolution of Board of Directors of Corporation.--
Effective on the date of enactment of a joint resolution 
described in section 220551(2)(A) with respect to the board of 
directors of the corporation, such board of directors shall be 
dissolved.
    (b) Termination of Recognition of National Governing 
Body.--Effective on the date of enactment of a joint resolution 
described in section 220551(2)(B) with respect to a national 
governing body, the recognition of the applicable amateur 
sports organization as a national governing body shall cease to 
have force or effect.

Sec. 220553. Joint resolution

    (a) Referral and Reporting.--
            (1) House of representatives.--
                    (A) In general.--In the House of 
                Representatives, a joint resolution shall be 
                referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                Commerce.
                    (B) Discharge.--The Committee on Energy and 
                Commerce shall be discharged from further 
                consideration of a joint resolution and the 
                joint resolution shall be referred to the 
                appropriate calendar on the date on which not 
                less than three-fifths of the Members of the 
                House of Representatives, duly chosen and 
                sworn, are listed as cosponsors of the joint 
                resolution.
                    (C) Limitation on consideration.--Except as 
                provided in subsection (e)(1), it shall not be 
                in order for the House of Representatives to 
                consider a joint resolution unless--
                            (i) the joint resolution is 
                        reported by the Committee on Energy and 
                        Commerce; or
                            (ii) the Committee on Energy and 
                        Commerce is discharged from further 
                        consideration of the joint resolution 
                        under subparagraph (B).
            (2) Senate.--
                    (A) In general.--In the Senate, a joint 
                resolution shall be referred to the Committee 
                on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
                    (B) Discharge.--The Committee on Commerce, 
                Science, and Transportation shall be discharged 
                from further consideration of the joint 
                resolution and the joint resolution shall be 
                referred to the appropriate calendar on the 
                date on which not less than three-fifths of the 
                Members of the Senate, duly chosen and sworn, 
                are listed as cosponsors of the joint 
                resolution.
                    (C) Limitation on consideration.--Except as 
                provided in subsection (e)(1), it shall not be 
                in order for the Senate to consider a joint 
                resolution unless--
                            (i) the joint resolution is 
                        reported by the Committee on Commerce, 
                        Science, and Transportation; or
                            (ii) the Committee on Commerce, 
                        Science, and Transportation is 
                        discharged from further consideration 
                        of the joint resolution under 
                        subparagraph (B).
    (b) Expedited Consideration in House of Representatives.--
            (1) Proceeding to consideration.--After the 
        Committee on Energy and Commerce reports a joint 
        resolution to the House of Representatives or has been 
        discharged from its consideration in accordance with 
        subsection (a)(1)(B), it shall be in order to move to 
        proceed to consider the joint resolution in the House 
        of Representatives. All points of order against the 
        motion are waived. Such a motion shall not be in order 
        after the House of Representatives has disposed of a 
        motion to proceed on a joint resolution. The previous 
        question shall be considered as ordered on the motion 
        to its adoption without intervening motion. The motion 
        is highly privileged in the House of Representatives 
        and is not debatable. A motion to reconsider the vote 
        by which the motion is disposed of shall not be in 
        order.
            (2) Consideration.--A joint resolution shall be 
        considered as read. All points of order against the 
        joint resolution and against its consideration are 
        waived. The previous question shall be considered as 
        ordered on the joint resolution to its final passage 
        without intervening motion except 2 hours of debate 
        equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
        opponent. A motion to reconsider the vote on passage of 
        the joint resolution shall not be in order.
    (c) Expedited Procedure in Senate.--
            (1) Motion to proceed.--Notwithstanding rule XXII 
        of the Standing Rules of the Senate, after the 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
        reports a joint resolution to the Senate or has been 
        discharged from its consideration in accordance with 
        subsection (a)(2)(B), it shall be in order for any 
        Member of the Senate to move to proceed to the 
        consideration of the joint resolution. A motion to 
        proceed is in order even though a previous motion to 
        the same effect has been disagreed to. The motion to 
        proceed is not debatable. The motion is not subject to 
        a motion to postpone. A motion to reconsider the vote 
        by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to shall 
        not be in order. If a motion to proceed to the 
        consideration of the joint resolution is agreed to, the 
        joint resolution shall remain the unfinished business 
        until disposed of.
            (2) Consideration.--Consideration of a joint 
        resolution, and on all debatable motions and appeals in 
        connection therewith, shall be limited to not more than 
        10 hours, which shall be divided equally between the 
        Majority and Minority Leaders or their designees. A 
        motion further to limit debate is in order and not 
        debatable. A motion to postpone, a motion to proceed to 
        the consideration of other business, or a motion to 
        recommit the joint resolution is not in order. Any 
        debatable motion is debatable for not to exceed 1 hour, 
        to be divided equally between those favoring and those 
        opposing the motion. All time used for consideration of 
        the joint resolution, including time used for quorum 
        calls and voting, shall be counted against the total 10 
        hours of consideration.
            (3) Vote on passage.--If the Senate has voted to 
        proceed to a joint resolution, the vote on passage of 
        the joint resolution shall occur immediately following 
        the conclusion of consideration of the joint 
        resolution, and a single quorum call at the conclusion 
        of the consideration if requested in accordance with 
        the rules of the Senate.
            (4) Rulings of the chair on procedure.--Appeals 
        from the decisions of the Chair relating to the 
        application of the rules of the Senate to the procedure 
        relating to a joint resolution shall be decided without 
        debate.
    (d) Amendments Not in Order.--A joint resolution shall not 
be subject to amendment in either the House of Representatives 
or the Senate.
    (e) Rules to Coordinate Action With Other House.--
            (1) Treatment of joint resolution of other house.--
                    (A) In general.--If the Senate or House of 
                Representatives fails to introduce or consider 
                a joint resolution under this section, the 
                joint resolution of the other House--
                            (i) shall be entitled to expedited 
                        floor procedures described under this 
                        section; and
                            (ii) may be referred in the 
                        receiving chamber or may be held at the 
                        desk.
                    (B) Potential referral.--If a joint 
                resolution referred to a committee under 
                subparagraph (A)(ii) is cosponsored by not less 
                than three-fifths of the Members of the 
                originating House, duly chosen and sworn, the 
                committee shall report the joint resolution not 
                later than 20 days after the date on which the 
                joint resolution is referred to the committee.
            (2) Vetoes.--If the President vetoes a joint 
        resolution, debate on a veto message in the Senate 
        under this section shall be 1 hour equally divided 
        between the Majority and Minority leaders or their 
        designees.
    (f) Rulemaking Function.--This section is enacted by 
Congress--
            (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the 
        Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, and 
        as such it is deemed a part of the rules of each House, 
        respectively, but applicable only with respect to the 
        procedure to be followed in that House in the case of a 
        joint resolution, and it supersedes other rules only to 
        the extent that it is inconsistent with such rules; and
            (2) with full recognition of the constitutional 
        right of either House to change the rules (so far as 
        relating to the procedure of that House) at any time, 
        in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the 
        case of any other rule of that House.

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VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE ACT OF 1990

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                        [34 U.S.C. 20341(c)(9)]

SEC. 226. CHILD ABUSE REPORTING.

    (a) * * *
    (b) * * *
    (c) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section--
            (1) * * *

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            (9) the term ``covered individual'' means an [adult 
        who is authorized] adult who--
                    (A) is authorized, by a national governing 
                body, a member of a national governing body, or 
                an amateur sports organization that 
                participates in interstate or international 
                amateur athletic competition, to interact with 
                a minor or amateur athlete at an amateur sports 
                organization facility or at any event 
                sanctioned by a national governing body, a 
                member of a national governing body, or such an 
                amateur sports organization; or
                    (B) is an employee or representative of the 
                United States Center for SafeSport;
            (10) * * *
            (11) * * *
            (12) * * *
    (d) * * *

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