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H.R. 1048 (101st): Hate Crime Statistics Act


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Hate Crime Statistics Act, 28 U.S.C. § 534 (HCSA), passed in 1990 and modified in 2009 by the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, requires the Attorney General to collect data on crimes committed because of the victim's race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. The bill was signed into law by George H. W. Bush, and was the first federal statute to "recognize and name gay, lesbian and bisexual people." Since 1992, the Department of Justice through one of its agencies, the FBI, has jointly published an annual report on hate crime statistics.

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Sponsor and status

Introduced
Feb 22, 1989
101st Congress (1989–1990)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 23, 1990

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 23, 1990.

Law
Pub.L. 101-275
Sponsor

John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district

Democrat

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Last Updated: Apr 23, 1990

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History

Feb 22, 1989
 
Introduced

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Jun 20, 1989
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 27, 1989
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 8, 1990
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Apr 4, 1990
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 23, 1990
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1048 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1048. This is the one from the 101st Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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