H.R. 2662 (109th): Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005

Introduced:
May 26, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 26, 2005
Length
15 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4204 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 22, 2004

H.R. 1592 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 03, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 26, 2005
Referred to Committee May 26, 2005
 
Full Title

To provide Federal assistance to States and local jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
159 cosponsors (148D, 10R, 1I) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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5/26/2005--Introduced.
Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005 - Authorizes the Attorney General to provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of any crime that:
(1) constitutes a crime of violence under federal law or a felony under state or Indian tribal law; and
(2) is motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim or is a violation of the hate crime laws of the state or tribe.
Directs the Attorney General to give priority for assistance to crimes committed by offenders who have committed crimes in more than one state and to rural jurisdictions that have difficulty covering the extraordinary investigation or prosecution expenses.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to assist state, local, and Indian law enforcement officials with such extraordinary expenses.
Directs the Office of Justice Programs to:
(1) work closely with funded jurisdictions to ensure that the concerns and needs of all affected parties are addressed; and
(2) award grants to state and local programs designed to combat hate crimes committed by juveniles.
Prohibits specified offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
Amends the Hate Crimes Statistics Act to require the crime data to be collected and published by the Attorney General to include data about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on gender and gender identity.

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