H.R.923 - Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 02/08/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 110-200|
|Latest Action:||10/07/2008 Became Public Law No: 110-344. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.923 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
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.