US HB7085 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 65-2)
Status: Introduced on June 4 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-06-04 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Eliminates the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state authority from being held personally liable for constitutional violations. The bill provides that under the statute allowing a civil action alleging deprivation of rights under color of law, it shall not be a defense or immunity to any such action that (1) the defendant was acting in good faith or believed that his or her conduct was lawful at the time it was committed; (2) the rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution or laws were not clearly established at the time of their deprivation; or (3) the state of the law was such that the defendant could not reasonably have been expected to know whether his or her conduct was lawful.

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Ending Qualified Immunity Act


Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]
Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]


2020-06-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2020-06-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

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HB8979 (Related) 2020-12-16 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.


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