About the bill
Lynching is extrajudicial murder usually committed by a group of people or a mob, consisting of hanging somebody by a noose or beating someone to death. It’s considered among the most gruesome ways to murder someone. Lynching is primarily associated with whites committing the act against black people in the post-Civil War south.
More than 4,000 black people were lynched between 1877 and 1950. The white perpetrators, if they faced criminal charges at all, were usually acquitted.
What the bill does
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on June 13, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Rush Statement on the Reopening of the Emmett Till Investigation and Civil Rights Era Crimes”
— Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1] (Sponsor) on Jul 12, 2018
“Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Crime”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] on Jun 29, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
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H.R. 6086 (115th) 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 H.R. 6086. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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To amend section 249 of title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a hate crime act, H.R. 6086, 115th Cong. (2018).
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