H.R.1843: COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act

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181 (All Democrats)

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COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act This bill requires a designated officer or employee of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) hate crimes and reports of COVID-19 hate crimes. It defines COVID-19 hate crime as a violent crime that is motivated by two things: (1) the actual or perceived characteristic (e.g., race or ethnicity) of any person, and (2) the actual or perceived...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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There are 2 statements associated with H.R.1843.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 18, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
May 18, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
March 11, 2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
March 11, 2021

Introduced in the House by Grace Meng (D-N.Y.)

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