S. 535 (110th): Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act


Feb 8, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Enacted as H.R. 923 (companion bill)

Christopher Dodd

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2007
Length: 18 pages

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Full Title

A bill to establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and an Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Investigative Office in the Civil Rights Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/20/2007--Reported to Senate amended.Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act - Directs the Attorney General to designate a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of ... Read more >

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Feb 8, 2007

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Jun 14, 2007
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 535”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


19 cosponsors (13D, 6R) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 923 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 7, 2008

S. 3430 (Related)
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2008

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 8, 2008

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