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S.1088: Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Al Franken, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 43 (42 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced June 4, 2013
Latest Major Action June 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates.

Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination.

Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct made unlawful under this Act.

Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them.

Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail.

Authorizes the Attorney General to institute a civil action in any appropriate U.S. district court for a violation of this Act.

Deems a state's receipt of federal educational assistance for a progra...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 4, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.