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H.R. 5 - Equality Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 5 PDF XML

    (as introduced) 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Reschenthaler

1. Structured rule for H.R. 803.
2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
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 117-2, 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. Provides that following debate, each further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 shall be considered 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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Provides that at any time after debate the chair of the Committee on Natural Resources or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the
resolution.
9. Provides one motion to recommit.
10. Closed rule for H.R. 5.
11. Provides 90 minutes of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
12. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
13. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
14. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
15. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Norton (DC)DemocratWithdrawn Prohibits exclusion from jury service in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia based on sexual orientation or gender identity.Withdrawn
2Version 1Cloud (TX)RepublicanStates that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent a medical or mental health professional from exercising their conscience and medical judgment when treating a patient.Submitted
3Version 1Steube (FL)RepublicanBans recipients of Federal funds from permitting biological males from competing with biological women or girls.Submitted
4Version 1Greene (GA)RepublicanRemoves the entire text of Equality Act and inserts the "Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act," which would clarify that it is a violation of Title IX to permit a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls. Sex is determined solely on a person's reproductive biology and genetics at birth.Submitted
5Version 1Greene (GA)RepublicanStrikes the provision that removes challenges and claims under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) of 1993.Submitted
6Version 1Greene (GA)RepublicanExempts non-profits under Section 501(c)(3) from the Equality Act.Submitted
7Version 1Foxx (NC), Budd (NC), Miller-Meeks (IA)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, or to require an individual or entity to provide or sponsor a health insurance plan that includes abortion.Submitted
8Version 1Hartzler (MO)RepublicanAmends H.R. 5 to enforce that nothing in the act may be construed to limit the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children.Submitted
9Version 1Green, Mark (TN)RepublicanAmends H.R. 5 to ensure that nothing in the Act may be construed to preclude or reduce the award of any grant to an entity that provides housing, meals, counseling, healthcare or any other emergency or crisis services based on the grantee’s provision of these services exclusively to women based on sex at birth, nor shall such sex-based accommodation provide grounds for legal action.Submitted
10Version 1Green, Mark (TN)RepublicanAmends H.R. 5 to protect medical professionals and institutions from being forced to perform or assist in medical procedures (including gender reassignment procedures, abortion, and sterilization) if doing so would be contrary to the individual or institution's conscience.Submitted
11Version 1Lamborn (CO)RepublicanProtects entities wishing to designate a private single-space, including a restroom and a locker room, for use by one biological sex only.Submitted
12Version 1Lamborn (CO)RepublicanPrevents a person whose biological sex at birth is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls.Submitted