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H.R.3135: Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Mark Pocan, D-Wis.
Total Cosponsors 90 (88 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 19, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013 - Amends provisions of federal civil service law to extend employment-related and retirement benefits to domestic partners of federal employees and to set forth requirements for establishing and terminating a domestic partnership, including the filing of an affidavit attesting to the existence and legitimacy of the partnership.

Modifies provisions relating to the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) to extend eligibility for annuity and survivor benefits to current and former domestic partners of federal employees on the same basis as married employees. Requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to prescribe regulations to provide that domestic partners and former domestic partners shall be considered as spouses or former spouses for purposes of creditable service determinations under CSRS and FERS.

Makes domestic partners of federal employees eligi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 22, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Sept. 19, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Sept. 19, 2013 Referred to House Administration
Sept. 19, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Sept. 19, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform