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S.1790: REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor Christopher A. Coons, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Dec. 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 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
Dec. 10, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.