H.R. 5067: Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016

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Introduced:

Apr 26, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Apr 26, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 26, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

John Lewis

Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

9% chance of being enacted (details)

See Instead:

S. 2854 (same title)
Passed Senate — Jul 14, 2016

About the bill

Full Title

To reauthorize the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The Civil Rights era of the 1950s and 1960s was a violent period, with numerous racially-motivated murders and hate crimes particularly in the South. Decades after they occurred, a number of these crimes had still gone unsolved. A 2008 bill called the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act — H.R. 923 (110th) and S. 535 (110th) — established unsolved civil ...

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History

Apr 26, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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