Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009
To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.
Hide Other Bill TitlesOfficial: To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. as introduced.
Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Attorney General to provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of any crime that: April 29, 2009
Roll call number 223 in the House 4/2/2009–Introduced.
Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Attorney General to provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of any crime that:
constitutes a crime of violence under federal law or a felony under state, local, or Indian tribal law; and (2) is motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim, or is a violation of the state, local, or tribal hate crime laws.
Directs the Attorney General to give priority for assistance to crimes committed by offenders who have committed crimes in more than one state and to rural jurisdictions that have difficulty covering the extraordinary investigation or prosecution expenses. Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to assist state, local, and Indian law enforcement agencies with such extraordinary expenses. Directs the Office of Justice Programs to: (1) work closely with funded jurisdictions to ensure that the concerns and needs of all affected parties are addressed; and (2) award grants to state and local programs designed to combat hate crimes committed by juveniles. Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit willfully causing bodily injury to any person because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of such person.
Amends the Hate Crimes Statistics Act to expand data collection and reporting requirements under such Act to include: (1) crimes manifesting prejudice based on gender and gender identity; and (2) hate crimes committed by and against juveniles. Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the exercise of constitutionally-protected free speech.
April 29, 2009
H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009On Passage: H R 1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act Aye 249 Nay 175 Passed See Vote
April 29, 2009H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act Aye 185 Nay 241 Failed See Vote
Democrats Voting ‘Abstain’
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Rep. Robert Berry [D, AR-1]Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1]Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7]Rep. John Murtha [D, PA-12]Rep. Thomas Perriello [D, VA-5]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D, MD-2]Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13]Rep. Harry Teague [D, NM-2]
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Republicans Voting ‘Abstain’
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Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26]Rep. Kay Granger [R, TX-12]

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