H.Res. 55: Honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States Government to address the crisis of racial profiling.

Introduced:
Feb 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Feb 05, 2013
Prognosis
11% chance of being agreed to
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This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Feb 05, 2013
Reported by Committee
Agreed To
 
Sponsor
Frederica Wilson
Representative for Florida's 24th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 05, 2013
Length
4 pages
 
Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
11% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/5/2013--Introduced.
Condemns unfounded reliance on Stand Your Ground laws to protect actions that extend far beyond historical use of self-defense.
Urges state legislatures to reject or repeal Stand Your Ground legislation. Commits to developing incentives for states to find alternatives to such legislation, such as grants for community policing. Encourages states to create penalties for individuals found to have caused substantive harm through racial profiling.
Urges the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to seek to elevate the social status of black males by undertaking studies to understand and correct the underlying causes of higher rates of school expulsions and suspensions, homicides, incarceration, poverty, violence, and drug abuse, as well as income, health, and educational disparities.

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