S. 3430 (110th): Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2008

Aug 01, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Thomas Coburn
Senator from Oklahoma
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Last Updated
Sep 08, 2008
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 3348 (Related)
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2008

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 2008

H.R. 923 (Related)
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007

Signed by the President
Oct 07, 2008


This bill was introduced on September 8, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 01, 2008
Reported by Committee Sep 08, 2008
Full Title

A bill to provide for the investigation of certain unsolved civil rights crimes, and for other purposes.


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Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2008 - Directs the Attorney General to designate a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Makes the Deputy Chief responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of criminal civil rights statutes in which the alleged violation occurred before January 1, 1970 and resulted in death.
Directs the Attorney General to designate a Supervisory Special Agent in the Civil Rights Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the DOJ to investigate violations of criminal civil rights statutes that occurred before January 1, 1970, and resulted in a death.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to state or local law enforcement agencies for the investigation and prosecution of such cases.
Amends the Crime Control Act of 1990 to authorize staff of an Inspector General to assist the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by conducting reviews of inactive case files to develop recommendations for further investigations and engaging in similar activities.

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