H.R. 1309 - Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 116-37 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 1309, as ordered reported by the Committee on Education and Labor.

    Text of H.R. 1309 PDF XML

    (as reported)

    H. Rept. 116-296, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and Labor to accompany H.R. 1309

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Agreed to by record vote of 209-205, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 223-194, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

MANAGERS: DeSaulnier/Burgess

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1309.
2. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-37, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Section 2 provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 22, 2019, through December 2, 2019: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
10. Provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2.
11. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for the purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees).
12. Provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of November 21, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV, and that the Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Hastings (FL), DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires covered employers to email their organization's workplace violence prevention plan to the organization's staff, following completion of annual training.Made in Order
2Version 2DeSaulnier (CA), Hastings (FL)DemocratRevised Includes procedures to provide information about available trauma and related counseling for employees in reporting, incident response, and post-incident investigation procedures.Made in Order
3Version 1Garcia, Sylvia (TX)DemocratEnsures that the annual evaluations include changes based on informed findings by employers.Made in Order
4Version 1Green, Al (TX)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Labor to provide an annual report to Congress that would include statistics and a summary from the annual report submitted to the Secretary by employers.Made in Order
5Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratStates that additional training shall be provided for covered employees who work with victims of torture, trafficking, or domestic violence.Made in Order
6Version 1Wexton (VA)DemocratEnsures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or diminish any protections in relevant federal, state or local law related to domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault.Made in Order
7Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Clarifies the scope of "covered facilities" and "covered services".Considered as Adopted
8Version 1Harder (CA)DemocratEnsures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or prevent healthcare workers from reporting violent incidents to appropriate law enforcement.Made in Order
9Version 2Byrne (AL)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Revised Requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate a final standard on workplace violence prevention for health care and social service workers. Requires OSHA to follow the established rulemaking process.Made in Order
10Version 1Delgado (NY)DemocratDirects OSHA to prioritize providing technical assistance and advice to employers throughout the first year of the Act to ensure businesses are in compliance.Made in Order
11Version 1Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratRequires information about the bill’s anti-retaliation provision to be provided in its required workplace violence and prevention training.Made in Order