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

Introduced:
Feb 08, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Christopher Dodd
Senator from Connecticut
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2007
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 923 (identical)

Signed by the President
Oct 07, 2008

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

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 08, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 14, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 08, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 08, 2007
Reported by Committee Jun 14, 2007
 
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.

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Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (13D, 6R) (show)
Committees

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Library of Congress Summary

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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 the Department of Justice. 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.
Section 4 -
Directs the Attorney General to designate a Supervisory Special Agent in the Civil Rights Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the Department of Justice to investigate violations of criminal civil rights statutes that occurred before January 1, 1970 and resulted in a death.
Section 5 -
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to state or local law enforcement agencies for the investigation and prosecution of violations of state or local laws that are similar to the federal criminal civil rights statutes. Authorizes appropriations.
Section 6 -
Authorizes appropriations.
Section 8 -
Terminates the effectiveness of the above provisions at the end of FY2017.
Section 9 -
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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