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S. 488: Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2019

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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

Kamala Harris

Sponsor. Junior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Feb 14, 2019
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Feb 14, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate on February 14, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 14, 2019
 
Introduced

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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.

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 488 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.

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