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H.R. 5067 (114th): Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016

About the bill

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 rights crimes divisions at both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ). The House bill was introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA5), a black man who ...

Sponsor and status

John Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016
Length: 7 pages
Introduced:

Apr 26, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

See Instead:

S. 2854 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 16, 2016

History

Apr 26, 2016
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5067 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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