Legislators
Bills
Statements
Represent

H.R.1229: Security and Financial Empowerment Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
You can read the bill
Sponsor Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 26 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 15, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
See it on GovTrack
See it on C-SPAN

Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Security and Financial Empowerment Act - Authorizes appropriations for grants for the national resource center on workplace responses to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence for FY2014-FY2018. Establishes limits on the use of funds for administrative costs. Requires the center to provide information and assistance to enable victim service organizations to provide resource materials or other assistance to employers, labor organizations, or employees.

Amends the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to set forth entitlement standards and implementation guidelines for employee use of emergency leave to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (domestic or sexual violence). Prohibits: (1) any employer from interfering with the exercise of any right provided under this Act; or (2) discrimination against any individual for exercising any such right, opposing any practice made unlawful by this Act, or instituting any proceeding under this Act...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
April 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
March 15, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
March 15, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
March 15, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
March 15, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce