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S. 3178 (115th): Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018

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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

The Senate’s three African-American senators, across ...

Sponsor and status

Kamala Harris

Sponsor. Junior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2018
Length: 14 pages
Introduced
Jun 28, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 19, 2018 but was never passed by the House.

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History

Jun 28, 2018
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 28, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 19, 2018
 
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.

S. 3178 (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.

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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