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 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
Sponsor. Senator for North Carolina. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016
Length: 3 pages
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.
What legislators are saying
“Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passed by Congress”
— Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2016
This bill incorporates provisions from:
Apr 26, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 14, 2016
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 7, 2016
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)
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.
Dec 10, 2016
Senate Agreed to Changes
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 16, 2016
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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2854. 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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