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S. 3710: Emmett Till Antilynching Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 28, 2022 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3710

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 28, 2022

(for himself and Mr. Scott of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 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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