Senate Bill 2330
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-189 on Oct 30, 2020
Jul 30, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 30, 2020
Origin Chamber
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Bill Number
Policy Area
Sports and Recreation
Sports and Recreation
Primary focus of measure is youth, amateur, and professional athletics; outdoor recreation; sports and recreation facilities. Measures concerning recreation areas may fall under Public Lands and Natural Resources policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
August 4, 2020
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019

This bill establishes safeguards to protect amateur athletes from abuse, including sexual abuse, by coaches and employees in U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sports.

The bill establishes (1) legislative mechanisms by which Congress can dissolve the Board of Directors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and decertify national governing bodies; and (2) a duty of care that USOPC owes to amateur athletes, including protecting athletes by requiring it to ensure that any allegation of child abuse of an amateur athlete who is a minor is immediately reported to law enforcement.

The bill revises duties of the Office of the Ombudsman regarding the pursuit of abuse claims by the U.S. Center for Safe Sport, confidentiality, and retaliation against an employee or member for disclosing information or seeking assistance in mediation. The USOPC and the national governing bodies shall not interfere in or attempt to influence the outcome of an investigation.

The center shall report to Congress within 72 hours of an attempt to interfere in, or influence the outcome of, an investigation.

Text (4)
Amendments (1)
Aug 04, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 2512
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 31, 2019 5:03:02 AM
Record Updated
Mar 2, 2022 4:26:17 PM