H.R.2959: Bias Crimes Compensation Act of 1997

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Bill Summary

Bias Crimes Compensation Act of 1997 - Declares that all individuals within the United States, and its special maritime and territorial jurisdiction, shall have the right to be free from bias-motivated crimes of violence. Makes any person, including one who acts under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of any State, who deprives an individual of such right, liable to the individual injured, in a civil action in any...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Nov. 8, 1997

Introduced in the House by Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

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