US HB5 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 237-3-1)
Status: Engrossed on May 20 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-05-20 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Equality Act This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation. The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services. The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity. Protections against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin shall include protections against discrimination based on (1) an association with another person who is a member of such a protected class; or (2) a perception or belief, even if inaccurate, that an individual is a member of such a protected class. The bill prohibits the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 from providing a claim, defense, or basis for challenging such protections. The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.

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Title

Equality Act

Sponsors

Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]
Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]
Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]
Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]
Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]
Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]
Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]
Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]
Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]
Rep. John Katko [R-NY]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]
Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]
Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]
Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN]
Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]
Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]
Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]
Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon [R-PR]

Roll Calls

2019-05-17 - House - On passage RC# 217 (Y: 236 N: 173 NV: 23 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-17 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions RC# 216 (Y: 181 N: 228 NV: 23 Abs: 0) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-20SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-05-17HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-05-17HouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 236 - 173 (Roll no. 217). (text: CR H3931-3934)
2019-05-17HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 228 (Roll no. 216).
2019-05-17HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2019-05-17HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Steube motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of the bill a new section that nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act may be construed to diminish any protections under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
2019-05-17HouseMr. Steube moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H3950)
2019-05-17HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3950-3953)
2019-05-17HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 5.
2019-05-17HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2019-05-17HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5.
2019-05-17HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
2019-05-17HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 377. (consideration: CR H3931-3950)
2019-05-14HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 377 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
2019-05-10HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 34.
2019-05-10HouseCommittee on House Administration discharged.
2019-05-10HouseCommittee on Oversight and Reform discharged.
2019-05-10HouseCommittee on Financial Services discharged.
2019-05-10HouseCommittee on Education and Labor discharged.
2019-05-10HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-56, Part I.
2019-05-01HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 10.
2019-05-01HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-04-02HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
2019-03-13HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-03-13HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-03-13HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-03-13HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-03-13HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-03-13HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB788 (Related) 2019-03-13 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HR377 (Related) 2019-05-15 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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