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H.R. 55: Emmett Till Antilynching Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2022 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 55

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend section 249 of title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a hate crime act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Emmett Till Antilynching Act.

2.

Lynching; other conspiracies

Section 249(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(5)

Lynching

Whoever conspires to commit any offense under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) shall, if death or serious bodily injury (as defined in section 2246 of this title) results from the offense, be imprisoned for not more than 30 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both.

(6)

Other conspiracies

Whoever conspires to commit any offense under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) shall, if death or serious bodily injury (as defined in section 2246 of this title) results from the offense, or if the offense includes kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, be imprisoned for not more than 30 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both.

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Determination of budgetary effects

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.