S. 3053: Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Introduced:

Jun 13, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jun 13, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 13, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Senior Senator from Pennsylvania

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

S. 3050, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, was introduced the very next day after the Orlando shooting by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). The bill would prevent anybody with a misdemeanor hate-crime conviction from owning a firearm. Current law prevents those convicted of a felony but not those convicted of such misdemeanors. Although misdemeanors are lesser crimes than felonies, some worry ...

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History

Jun 13, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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