/  H.R. 1585—Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

H.R. 1585 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 116-9 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, with modifications.

  • Comparative Print PDF

    Comparing the base document H.R. 1585, as reported, with the Rules Committee Print 116-9

  • Text of H.R. 1585 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 116-21 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-3 on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 281: 
Agreed to by record vote of 231-194, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 231-193, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Lesko

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-9, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

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.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Kuster (NH), Speier (CA), Morelle (NY), Turner (OH), Raskin (MD)Bi-PartisanDirects the Department of Justice to establish an interagency working group to study existing Federal surveys and reporting programs on sexual violence, and to make recommendations on how to harmonize such efforts for improved coordination and data collection. Made In Order
2Version 1Plaskett (VI), Radewagen (AS)Bi-PartisanIncreases the minimum amount made available to territories of the United States under the Sexual Assault Services Program and the Transitional Housing Assistance Program. Made In Order
3Version 1Lesko (AZ), Hudson (NC)RepublicanEliminates the prohibition of gun possession and purchase for those with ex parte orders. Submitted
4Version 1Lesko (AZ)RepublicanProvides religious protection to faith-based organizations and religious entities. Submitted
5Version 1Lesko (AZ), Burgess (TX)RepublicanPrevents a victim service provider from being compelled to place a woman or child into a circumstance in which they fear for a violation of privacy or safety.Submitted
6Version 1Stefanik (NY)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Extends for one year, the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-4).Submitted
7Version 1Meng (NY), Rouda (CA)DemocratIncludes menstrual hygiene products, such as sanitary napkins and tampons, as products the Director will make available without charge to prisoners. This amendment also codifies that the Director of BOP shall issue guidelines to ensure distribution and accessibility of these menstrual hygiene products to prisoners.Submitted
8Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratEnsures that no person is prohibited from visiting a prisoner solely on the basis of that person’s use of menstrual hygiene products.Submitted
9Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratAmends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person’s friend or co-worker to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury. Submitted
10Version 2Meng (NY)DemocratRevised Ensures that parenting classes are made available to prisoners with limited English proficiency.Made In Order
11Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratDirects the Director of BOP to develop tools to communicate parenting program availability and eligibility criteria to each BOP employee and each pregnant inmate to ensure that each pregnant inmate understands the resources available to them. Made In Order
12Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratEnsures that cultural competency training is included in trauma screening trainings provided to correctional officers, and each BOP employee, including instructors and health care professionals. Made In Order
13Version 1Jeffries (NY)DemocratRequires that the materials distributed by various federal agencies as set out by the bill are made available in commonly encountered languages. Such materials include information about resources for and rights of survivors. Made In Order
14Version 1Young (AK)RepublicanChanges the definition of land eligible for a tribe’s jurisdiction to include all land within any Alaska Native village, for the Alaska tribal jurisdiction pilot project.Made In Order
15Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratAdds language that recognizes the ongoing epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people. Made In Order
16Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratGives college campuses the opportunity to offer primary prevention training, in addition to survivor support services.Made In Order
17Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratGives college campuses the opportunity to offer alternative justice response programs.Made In Order
18Version 1Bera (CA)DemocratIncreases funding for grants to enhance culturally specific services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Made In Order
19Version 1Craig (MN)DemocratDirects the Secretary of Education to submit a report to Congress regarding an evaluation of programs, events, and educational materials related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and an assessment of best practices and guidance. This report shall be made publicly available online to universities and college campuses to use as a resource.Made In Order
20Version 1Haaland (NM), Grijalva, Raúl (AZ), Cole (OK), Gallego (AZ), Moore (WI), Young (AK), Case (HI), Soto (FL), Davids (KS), Torres, Norma (CA)Bi-PartisanProvides for the inclusion of victim advocates/resources in state courts for urban American Indians/Alaskan Natives (AI/ANs) where 71 percent of the Native American population resides due to federal relocation and termination policies. This will be offered as an amendment to the DOJ STOP Formula Grant Program for states (authorized by 34 U.S.C § 10441) to address the lack of victim resources for Native American women in urban areas (who experience disproportional rates of sexual/domestic violence) since this group falls outside of the eligibility for the DOJ Victim of Crimes Act Tribal Set-Aside funding, which is only available for tribal programs within reservation boundaries. Made In Order
21Version 2Schrier (WA), Shalala (FL), Underwood (IL)DemocratRevised Specifies that trauma and behavioral health specialists are included in the term “health care professionals.” The amendment would also increase the number of health care professionals that specialize in child exposure to violence.Made In Order
22Version 1Espaillat (NY)DemocratCreates a registry of those who have been convicted of a felony crime of domestic violence as a gun offender.Submitted
23Version 1Escobar (TX)DemocratRequires a report on the status of women in federal incarceration and collaboration on reentry planning and services for incarcerated women, including development of a national standard on prevention with respect to domestic and sexual violence. Made In Order
24Version 1Gallego (AZ), Haaland (NM), Cole (OK), Cook (CA), Davids (KS)Bi-PartisanDirects the GAO to submit a report on the response of law enforcement agencies to reports of missing or murdered Indians, including recommendations for legislative solutions.Made In Order
25Version 1Kuster (NH), Deutch (FL)DemocratWithdrawn Requires the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to refer all unaccompanied children who were sexually abused while in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security or Health and Human Services for child advocate services.Withdrawn
26Version 1Kuster (NH), Deutch (FL)DemocratWithdrawn Requires the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) refer all unaccompanied children who were sexually abused for home studies.Withdrawn
27Version 1Kelly, Mike (PA)RepublicanImposes criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly attempts to perform an abortion that is sought based on the sex of the child, anyone who forces or threatens force to coerce a sex-based abortion, anyone who solicits or accepts funds for the performance of a sex-selection abortion and anyone who transports a woman into the United States or across a state line for the purpose of obtaining an abortion based on gender. Submitted
28Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratClarifies in law the difference between internal and external transfers when applying for an emergency transfer.Made In Order
29Version 1Underwood (IL), Shalala (FL)DemocratWithdrawn Ensures grants to strengthen the health care system’s response to domestic violence can be used to increase victims’ access to services for trauma and behavioral health care. Withdrawn
30Version 1Underwood (IL), Scanlon (PA), Casten (IL)DemocratRequires DOJ to report to Congress the effects of the recent federal government shutdown on DOJ’s efforts to disperse funding and services to victims to domestic violence. Made In Order
31Version 2Rouda (CA)DemocratRevised Gives college campuses the opportunity to include all participants involved with the resolution process in training which identifies and responds to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Resolution process members include the Title IX coordinator’s office as well as the office of student conduct.Made In Order
32Version 2Scanlon (PA)DemocratRevised Requires the GAO to report to Congress on legal assistance grants to serve victims of domestic violence, including an accounting of the amount saved, if any, on housing, medical, or employment programs.Made In Order
33Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratCreates a new purpose area to the grants to combat violent crimes on campuses, which allows grant funds to be used for the training of campus personnel in how to use victim-centered, trauma-informed interview techniques, informed by evidence based research on the neurobiology of trauma, when asking questions of a student or employee who reports to be a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. Made In Order
34Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratIncrease access to medical forensic sexual assault examinations and treatment provided by sexual assault forensic examiners for survivors by identifying and addressing gaps in obtaining those services.Submitted
35Version 2Krishnamoorthi (IL), Brooks, Susan (IN)Bi-PartisanRevised Specifies, but does not limit, components of economic security that Americans face when striving for economic stability including: financial empowerment, affordable housing, transportation, healthcare access, and quality education and training opportunities. Made In Order
36Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL), Bacon (NE)Bi-PartisanEnsures the inclusion of guidelines and best practices for the creation of employee assistance programs.Made In Order
37Version 1Burgess (TX), Lesko (AZ)RepublicanStrikes Title VIII - Homicide Reduction Initiatives. Submitted
38Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires state and local governments that are recipients of the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program to include information on best practices regarding reducing the backlog of DNA evidence in those government’s annual reports to the Attorney General.Made In Order
39Version 1Grijalva, Raúl (AZ), Cook (CA), Cole (OK), Haaland (NM), Larsen, Rick (WA)Bi-PartisanExpands the definition of domestic violence in the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the bill, to include violence against or witnessed by a child under the age of 18, or an elder (as defined by tribal law).Made In Order
40Version 1Grijalva, Raúl (AZ), Cook (CA), Kildee (MI), Cole (OK), Haaland (NM)Bi-PartisanAlleviates the costs tribes incur due to the expansion of criminal jurisdiction. Further this amendment provides language allowing the Attorney General to award grants to tribes to improve law enforcement, tribal court personnel and criminal codes. Made In Order
41Version 1Haaland (NM), Young (AK), Cook (CA), Grijalva, Raúl (AZ), Cole (OK), Gallego (AZ), Moore (WI), Ruiz (CA), Case (HI), Soto (FL), Davids (KS), Torres, Norma (CA)Bi-PartisanClarifies that federal criminal information database sharing extends to entities designated by a tribe as maintaining public safety within a tribe’s territorial jurisdiction that have no federal or state arrest authority. Made In Order
42Version 1Dean (PA)DemocratAllows for cross agency coordination and collaboration.Made In Order
43Version 2Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratRevised Establishes a grant program to train state and local law enforcement to prevent, enforce, and prosecute domestic violence-related crimes carried out online and establishes a national resource center to study these crimes. Requires the FBI to update the Uniform Crime Reports and the National Incident-Based Reporting System to include cybercrimes committed against individuals.Made In Order
44Version 1Emmer (MN), Jayapal (WA)Bi-PartisanAuthorizes the Office on Violence Against Women to improve the handling of crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by incorporating a trauma-informed approach into the initial response to and investigation of such crimes.Made In Order
45Version 2Porter (CA)DemocratRevised Integrates the term "economic abuse" throughout the legislation, wherever "domestic violence" occurs.Made In Order
46Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratCreates a grant program for States, local governments, Indian tribes, and domestic violence victim service providers and coalitions for technical assistance and training in the operation or establishment of a lethality assessment program (LAP). Made In Order
47Version 1Casten (IL), Underwood (IL), Dean (PA)DemocratEnsures that campus faculty is trained to recognize victims of sexual or domestic violence. Made In Order
48Version 4Phillips (MN)DemocratRevised States the Secretary of Education may not finalize ED Docket No. ED-2018-OCR- 7 0064, RIN 1870-AA14 under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prior to the completion of the GAO study set forth in section 705. Additionally, the Secretary many not finalize the rule until one month after the disclosures required under Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 have been completed. Also adds the implications of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on a borrower’s ability to complete their education to the GAO study in section 705.Revised
49Version 2Wagner (MO), Jackson Lee (TX), Maloney, Carolyn (NY)Bi-PartisanRevised Ensures that the Creating Hope through Outreach, Options, Service, and Education for Children and Youth (CHOOSE Children and Youth) Program can continue to include programs that address sex trafficking. Made In Order
50Version 2Wagner (MO)RepublicanRevised Enhances VAWA’s transparency and accountability measures by making entities found by the Attorney General to have intentionally misused VAWA grant funds ineligible to apply for future grants for up to 5 years, after reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing. Made In Order
51Version 1Rose, Max (NY)DemocratLate Expands the National Domestic Violence Hotline to include texting features via telephone.Made In Order
52Version 2Buck (CO)RepublicanLate Revised Provides grants for firearms training to help victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking protect themselves; includes a finding that statistics show the risk of death for a female victim of domestic violence is reduced in circumstances where the victim has sole access to a firearm. Revised
53Version 2Quigley (IL)DemocratLate Revised Requires the Secretary of HHS to review and submit a report on whether being a victim of domestic violence increases the likelihood of having a substance use disorder.Made In Order
54Version 1Axne (IA)DemocratLate Increases STOP grants from $40 million to $60 million. Made In Order
55Version 1Torres, Norma (CA)DemocratLate Requires the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to provide a report to Congress on the activities of grant awardees funded through the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grant program, as well as on emerging best practices relating to rape prevention and education. Made In Order
56Version 1Perry (PA)RepublicanLate Provides women and girls affected by female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) access to assistance in specified grant programs. Submitted
57Version 3Torres Small, Xochitl (NM)DemocratLate Revised Ensures all provisions of the bill comply with immigration laws.Made In Order
58Version 2Nadler (NY)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Revised Makes technical changes to reflect appropriate statute sections and corrects terminologies.Considered as Adopted
59Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Removes all references to “sexual orientation, gender identity” and replaces it with the term “biological sex”.Submitted
60Version 1Davis, Rodney (IL)RepublicanLate Encourages that States, Indian tribal governments, territorial governments, or units of local government implement proper protocol on the use of bench warrants, material witness warrants, perjury charges, and other means of compelling victim-witness testimony, rather than requiring them to discourage use to be eligible for certain grant funding authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.Submitted
61Version 2Espaillat (NY)DemocratLate Revised Requires that Covered Housing Providers report back to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on an annual basis the number of both internal and external transfers that are requested, issued, and denied.Revised