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

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.

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Feb 8, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Ordered Reported (Enacted Via Other Measures)

This bill was introduced on June 14, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. But provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 923: Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 7, 2008. (compare text)

Christopher Dodd

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2007
Length: 18 pages


Feb 8, 2007

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Jun 14, 2007
Ordered Reported

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S. 535 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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