US HB5139 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 27-0)
Status: Engrossed on October 19 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-10-19 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Pending: Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act This bill establishes formal sexual assault and harassment policies for the transportation industry. Among other things, the bill requires certain passenger transportation carriers, including passenger airlines and vessels, buses, commuter and intercity passenger railroads, and transportation network companies (e.g., Uber or Lyft) to establish formal policies, training, and reporting structures regarding sexual assault and harassment; sets forth civil penalties for individuals who physically assault or sexually assault-or threaten to assault transportation personnel; directs the Department of Transportation to collect information on the number of sexual assault and harassment incidents reported by the carriers and make such information publicly available; and expands the reporting process for individuals involved in transportation sexual assault or harassment incidents by allowing such individuals to report allegations to law enforcement in a manner that protects their privacy and confidentiality.

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Title

Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-10-19SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
2020-10-01HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-10-01HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5183-5186)
2020-10-01HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5139.
2020-10-01HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5183-5188)
2020-10-01HouseMr. DeFazio moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2020-07-29HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 371.
2020-07-29HouseCommittee on the Judiciary discharged.
2020-07-29HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 116-463, Part I.
2019-12-18HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-11-20HouseSubcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Discharged.
2019-11-20HouseSubcommittee on Aviation Discharged.
2019-11-20HouseSubcommittee on Highways and Transit Discharged.
2019-11-20HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2019-11-20HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-11-20HouseSubcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Discharged.
2019-11-19HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
2019-11-19HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
2019-11-19HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
2019-11-19HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
2019-11-18HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
2019-11-18HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
2019-11-18HouseIntroduced in House

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