A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for California. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 8 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on February 14, 2019 but was never passed by the House.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
47 Cosponsors (29 Democrats, 16 Republicans, 2 Independents)
What legislators are saying
“Grassley Lauds House Passage of Anti-Lynching Bill following Past Approvals in the Senate”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2020
Dec 19, 2018
Earlier Version — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3178 (115th).
Feb 14, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 14, 2019
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. 488 (116th) 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. 488. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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