A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2009
Length: 17 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on April 28, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
45 Cosponsors (41 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 2 Independents)
What legislators are saying
“Cardin urges swift passage of matthew shepard hate crimes prevention act”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
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S. 909 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 909. This is the one from the 111th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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