skip to main content

S. 3178: Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018

Call or Write Congress

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.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 7 pages
Introduced:

Jun 28, 2018

Status:

Ordered Reported on Oct 11, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 11, 2018.

Prognosis:

10% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 28, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 3178 is 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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“S. 3178 — 115th Congress: Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018.” www.GovTrack.us. 2018. December 11, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s3178>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.