Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/06/2020          

Preventing Sexual Harassment in Public Housing Act of 2020

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02/06/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5788 

To amend the Fair Housing Act to require a complaint of sexual harassment 
be annually reported to Congress, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 
Mr. KATKO (for himself, Ms. KUSTER of New Hampshire, Mr. JOYCE of Ohio, 

Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois, Ms. MOORE, and Ms. SPEIER) introduced 
the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary 

A BILL 
To amend the Fair Housing Act to require a complaint 

of sexual harassment be annually reported to Congress, 
and for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Preventing Sexual 4

Harassment in Public Housing Act of 2020’’. 5

SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT TO ANNUALLY REPORT COM-6

PLAINTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. 7

(a) ANNUAL REPORT.—Section 808(e)(2) of the Fair 8

Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3608(e)(2)) is amended— 9

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(1) in subparagraph (A) by striking ‘‘and’’ at 1

the end; 2

(2) in subparagraph (B)(iii) by striking the 3

semicolon and inserting ‘‘; and’’; and 4

(3) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the fol-5

lowing new subparagraph: 6

‘‘(C) containing tabulations of the number 7

of instances in the preceding year in which 8

complaints of discriminatory housing practices 9

were filed with the Department of Housing and 10

Urban Development or a fair housing assistance 11

program, including identification of whether 12

each complaint was filed with respect to dis-13

crimination based on race, color, religion, na-14

tional origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.’’. 15

(b) SEXUAL HARASSMENT.—Section 808 of the Fair 16

Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3608) is amended by adding at 17

the end the following new subsection: 18

‘‘(g) In carrying out the reporting obligations under 19

this section, the Secretary shall— 20

‘‘(1) consider a complaint filed with respect to 21

discrimination based on sex to include any complaint 22

filed with respect to sexual harassment; and 23

‘‘(2) in reporting the instances of a complaint 24

filed with respect to discrimination based on sex 25

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under subsection (e)(2)(C), include a disaggregated 1

tabulation of the total number of such complaints 2

filed with respect to sexual harassment.’’. 3

(c) INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN 4

HOUSING.—Title 9 of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 5

3631) is amended by adding at the end the following new 6

section: 7

‘‘SEC. 902. INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN 8

HOUSING. 9

‘‘The Attorney General shall establish an initiative to 10

investigate and prosecute an allegation of a violation 11

under this Act with respect to sexual harassment.’’. 12

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Picture Name From Date Type
John Katko R-NY 02/06/2020 Sponsor
Jackie Speier D-CA 02/06/2020 Cosponsor
Gwen Moore D-WI 02/06/2020 Cosponsor
Ann Kuster D-NH 02/06/2020 Cosponsor
David Joyce R-OH 02/06/2020 Cosponsor
Rodney Davis R-IL 02/06/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
03/10/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/06/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.Action By: House of Representatives
02/06/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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Congress
Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the JudiciaryA BILLTo amend the Fair Housing Act to require a complaint of sexual harassment be annually reported to Congress, and for other purposes

Department of Housing and Urban Development
3608(e)(2)) is amended— (1)in subparagraph (A) by striking and at the end; (2)in subparagraph (B)(iii) by striking the semicolon and inserting ; and; and (3)by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new subparagraph: (C)containing tabulations of the number of instances in the preceding year in which complaints of discriminatory housing practices were filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development or a fair housing assistance program, including identification of whether ea

House of Representatives
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Illinois
Rodney Davis of Illinois, Ms


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