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May 14, 2013

Reps. Lee, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bill to Update HIV Laws

U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (D–Calif.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R–Fla.) have introduced a bill to update HIV laws nationwide, according to a Lee statement. H.R. 1843 is called the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal (REPEAL) HIV Discrimination Act. The bill would allow the attorney general, the secretary of health and human services and the secretary of defense to monitor new and existing laws imposing criminal liability against people with HIV/AIDS. It would also establish best practices for legislatures to consider when proposing such legislation.

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