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H.R. 5 - Equality Act

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 116-13 PDF XML

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

  • Text of H.R. 5 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 116-56, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 377: 
Agreed to by record vote of 229-188, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 228-189, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Cole

1. Closed rule for H.R. 5.

2. Provides 90 minutes of 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. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill 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. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

7. Closed rule for H.R. 312.

8. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

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

10. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

11. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

12. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

13. Structured rule for H.R. 987.

14. Provides 90 minutes of general debate with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.

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

16. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-14 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

17. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

18. Makes in order only those amendments printed in 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.

19. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

20. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Norton (DC), Cárdenas (CA), Haaland (NM), Moore (WI), Ryan (OH), Schakowsky (IL), Tlaib (MI), Demings (FL)DemocratClarifies that D.C. residents may not be excluded or disqualified from jury service in the D.C. Superior Court based on sexual orientation or gender identity.Submitted
2Version 1Gohmert (TX), Curtis (UT), Gaetz (FL), King, Steve (IA), Byrne (AL), Norman (SC), McClintock (CA), Lamborn (CO), Barr (KY), Banks (IN), Dunn (FL), Crawford (AR), Wright (TX), Mullin (OK), Hartzler (MO), Cloud (TX), Lipinski (IL), Weber (TX), Davidson (OH), Steube (FL), Zeldin (NY), Reed (NY), Babin (TX), Gibbs (OH)Bi-PartisanRestores the application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to the underlying bill. Submitted
3Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanAdds political affiliation to the list of prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.Submitted
4Version 1Steube (FL), Davidson (OH)RepublicanAdds a rule of construction stating that nothing in H.R. 5 may be construed to require a biological female to face competition from a biological male in any sporting event. Submitted
5Version 1Williams (TX)RepublicanEnsures that individuals are not denied access to shared facilities, including restrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms, on the basis of their sex designated at birth rather than their gender identity.Submitted
6Version 1Williams (TX)RepublicanProvides for an exemption based upon sincerely held moral or religious beliefs for establishments providing goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations.Submitted
7Version 1Williams (TX)RepublicanAllows religious establishments to discriminate based on sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity).Submitted
8Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanEnsures no program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance can discriminate based on political affiliation. Submitted
9Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanEnsures that any digital platform, website, or application with more than 250,000,000 unique viewers per month may not discriminate against a person, including based on political affiliation. Submitted
10Version 1Lesko (AZ), Johnson, Mike (LA), Lipinski (IL)Bi-PartisanStates that nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act may be construed to grant or secure any right relating to abortion or the provision or funding thereof.Submitted
11Version 1Lesko (AZ), Davidson (OH)RepublicanEnsures parents' custody of their child is not threatened by them simply questioning their child’s gender identity decisions and changes. Submitted
12Version 1Lesko (AZ)RepublicanClarifies that nothing in this bill can require a place of public accommodation to be required to convert any space separated on the basis of sex to a separation on the basis of gender identity.Submitted
13Version 1Lamborn (CO)RepublicanEnsures that anyone working in the chaplaincy of any service branch of the United States military is fully protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.Submitted
14Version 1Lamborn (CO)RepublicanEnsures that any religious organization – whether it is a corporation, association, or society – is fully protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.Submitted
15Version 1Johnson, Mike (LA)RepublicanEnsures that nothing in H.R. 5 may be construed to deny a parent the right to be involved in their minor child's medical care. Submitted
16Version 1McClintock (CA), Dunn (FL)RepublicanClarifies that nothing in the Act shall require physicians to affirm and provide treatment for minors who request gender transition treatment.Submitted
17Version 1Foxx (NC)RepublicanClarifies that the term “shall not receive less favorable treatment” with respect to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall not be construed as creating a right to demand that any individual or entity be forced to perform, refer, pay for, or otherwise participate in an abortion. Submitted
18Version 1Wagner (MO)RepublicanClarifies that nothing in the Equality Act shall be construed to infringe on First Amendment rights, including religious freedom, rights of conscience, and the freedom of speech.Submitted
19Version 1Zeldin (NY)RepublicanEnsures nothing in this Act restricts the free exercise of religion. Submitted
20Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratRequires the Equal Employment Office Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to create an initiative to prevent sex discrimination in the workplace and enhance public awareness of sex discrimination in the workplace. Submitted
21Version 1Curtis (UT)RepublicanStates that places of public accommodation shall not apply to houses of worship or religious educational institutions.Submitted
22Version 1Lesko (AZ)RepublicanChanges the bill's title to the "Forfeiting Women's Rights Act".Submitted
23Version 1Curtis (UT)RepublicanPermits safeguards for religious educational institutions to enforce religious standards in admissions criteria. Submitted
24Version 1Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratIncludes a finding describing discrimination LGBT workers experience in the workplace.Submitted
25Version 1Curtis (UT)RepublicanPermits safeguards for religious educational institutions to limit the occupancy of housing that it owns to persons of the same religion or to those who adhere to its religious beliefs. Submitted
26Version 1Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratIncludes a finding stating that LGBT individuals who are also people of color are more likely to experience anti-LGBT discrimination than their white peers.Submitted
27Version 1McAdams (UT), Horn (OK)DemocratReaffirms that the public accommodations provisions of this Act do not apply to religious houses of worship, consistent with current law and practice.Submitted
28Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratRequires financial institutions to inquire whether a business that applies for a loan is LGBTQ-owned and allows any applicant to refuse to provide such information.Submitted
29Version 1Mullin (OK)RepublicanEnsures that the exemptions in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for religious employers remain intact. Submitted
30Version 1Comer (KY)RepublicanStates that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit organizations from denying access of biological males to shared female-only facilities, including restrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms.Submitted
31Version 1Foxx (NC)RepublicanProhibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor from collecting statistics from employers regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of their employees.Submitted
32Version 1Hartzler (MO)RepublicanLate States that nothing in section 7 shall be interpreted to require employers to open up sex-separated spaces by gender identity rather than biological sex, require the use of preferred pronouns, or require employers to include various transgender treatment in their employee health plans. Submitted
33Version 1Hartzler (MO)RepublicanLate Clarifies that private schools are not places of public accommodation.Submitted
34Version 1Hartzler (MO), Loudermilk (GA)RepublicanLate States that nothing in this bill shall require medical and mental health providers to prescribe puberty blockers, recommend social transitioning, or prescribe cross-sex hormones as a treatment for gender dysphoria. Submitted
35Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Ensures that the definition of sex, as defined historically by the English language and codified by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, remains “biological sex”. Submitted