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 ... Continue reading »
Apr 26, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2016.
Senator from North Carolina
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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016
Length: 3 pages
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Passed House with Changes
The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Senate Agreed to Changes
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Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 2854 (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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Civic Impulse. (2017). S. 2854 — 114th Congress: Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2854
“S. 2854 — 114th Congress: Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016.” www.GovTrack.us. 2016. May 28, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2854>
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