Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House without amendment (10/07/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans, including Arab-Americans, Muslim-Americans, South Asian-Americans, and Sikh-Americans, should be protected in light of the number of bias-motivated crimes against them in recent months.

Condemns bigotry and acts of violence against such people and calls upon local, State, and Federal law enforcement authorities to prevent and investigate and prosecute such bias-motivated crimes.