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

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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 was himself nearly killed in 1965 when protesting for civil rights. The legislation passed nearly unanimously, 422–2in the House and unanimously in the Senate.

But the 2008 law will expire on September 30, 2017, the end of fiscal ...

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.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2854: Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016. (compare text)
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Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passed by Congress
    — Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2016

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passed By Congress
    — Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 13, 2016

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passes Senate
    — Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO] on Jul 15, 2016

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History

Apr 26, 2016
 
Introduced

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H.R. 5067 (114th) 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 H.R. 5067. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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

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