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S. 937: COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act


A bill to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Mazie Hirono

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Mar 23, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 20, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 20, 2021.

Law
Pub.L. 117-13
Cosponsors

44 Cosponsors (42 Democrats, 2 Independents)

Source

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: S.937 – COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act of 2021 (Apr 14, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Rep. Zeldin to Support Legislation Combating Asian American Hate on House Floor Today
    — Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1] on May 18, 2021

Congressman Panetta Supports House Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, Bill Advances to President for Signature
    — Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20] on May 19, 2021

Transcript of Speaker Pelosi’s Remarks at San Francisco COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Enactment Press Event
    — Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12] on May 27, 2021

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2383: Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act of 2021

Introduced on Apr 8, 2021. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1086: Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act

Introduced on Apr 13, 2021. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 23, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Mar 24, 2021
 
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.

Apr 22, 2021
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

May 14, 2021
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

May 18, 2021
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

May 20, 2021
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 937 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 937. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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