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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007

Short Titles as Reported to House

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007

Short Titles as Introduced

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To provide for the investigation of certain unsolved civil rights crimes, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and an Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Investigative Office in the Civil Rights Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
10/07/2008Became Public Law No: 110-344. (TXT | PDF)
10/07/2008Signed by President.
09/26/2008Presented to President.
09/24/2008Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S9350-9355)
06/20/2007Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 2 (Roll no. 512).(text: CR H6742-6743)
06/19/2007Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 110-200.
02/08/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (25)

Date Chamber
10/07/2008Became Public Law No: 110-344. (TXT | PDF)
10/07/2008Signed by President.
09/26/2008HousePresented to President.
09/24/2008SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S9350-9355)
06/26/2007SenateRead twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 237.
06/21/2007SenateReceived in the Senate.
06/20/2007-12:17pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
06/20/2007-12:17pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/20/2007-12:17pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 2 (Roll no. 512). (text: CR H6742-6743)
06/20/2007-11:53amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6753-6754)
06/20/2007-11:09amHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
06/20/2007-10:27amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 923.
06/20/2007-10:27amHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6742-6749)
06/20/2007-10:27amHouseMr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/19/2007HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 120.
06/19/2007HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 110-200.
06/13/2007HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
06/13/2007HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/12/2007HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
06/12/2007HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
06/08/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/01/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/09/2007HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR 2/12/2007 E312-313)
02/08/2007HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
02/08/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (83)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 02/08/2007
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 02/08/2007
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-8]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11]* 02/08/2007
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 02/12/2007
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 02/12/2007
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 02/12/2007
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 02/12/2007
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 02/13/2007
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 02/13/2007
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11] 02/16/2007
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 03/01/2007
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 03/15/2007
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 03/21/2007
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 03/27/2007
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 04/17/2007
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 04/17/2007
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 04/25/2007
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 05/10/2007
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 05/23/2007
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-22] 05/23/2007
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 05/23/2007
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 05/24/2007
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 06/05/2007
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 06/12/2007
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 06/13/2007
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 06/13/2007
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 06/13/2007

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/08/2007 Referred to
06/13/2007 Markup by
06/19/2007 Reported by H. Rept. 110-200
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties03/01/2007 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security06/08/2007 Referred to
06/12/2007 Markup by
06/12/2007 Reported by

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Latest Summary (4)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 110-344 (10/07/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on June 20, 2007. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 - Directs the Attorney General to designate a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Makes the Deputy Chief responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of criminal civil rights statutes in which the alleged violation occurred before January 1, 1970 and resulted in death.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Attorney General to designate a Supervisory Special Agent in the Civil Rights Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the DOJ to investigate violations of criminal civil rights statutes that occurred before January 1, 1970 and resulted in a death.

(Sec. 5) Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to state or local law enforcement agencies for the investigation and prosecution of such cases.

(Sec. 6) Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 8) Terminates the effectiveness of the above provisions at the end of FY2017.

(Sec. 9) Amends the Crime Control Act of 1990 to authorize staff of an Inspector General to assist the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by conducting reviews of inactive case files to develop recommendations for further investigations and engaging in similar activities.