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H.R.1843: Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 45 (44 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action June 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act of 2013 or the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that federal and state laws, policies, and regulations regarding people living with HIV/AIDS should: (1) not place unique or additional burdens on such individuals solely as a result of their HIV status; and (2) demonstrate a public health-oriented, evidence-based, medically accurate, and contemporary understanding of HIV transmission, health implications, treatment, and the impact of punitive HIV-specific laws, policies, regulations, and judicial precedents and decisions on public health and on affected people, families, and communities.

Directs: (1) the Attorney General (AG), Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Secretary of Defense (DOD) to initiate a national review of federal (including military) and state laws, policies, regulations, and judicial precedents and decisions regarding criminal a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
May 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary