H.R. 4603: Hate Crimes Prevention Act

To prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm.

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Feb 24, 2016


Referred to Committee on Feb 24, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 24, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


David Cicilline

Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016
Length: 3 pages


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Feb 24, 2016

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