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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Short Titles as Reported to House

Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Short Titles as Introduced

Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
04/29/2009 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 249 - 175 (Roll no. 223).
04/28/2009 Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Judiciary, H. Rept. 111-86, Part II.
04/27/2009 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 111-86.
04/02/2009 Introduced in House

All Actions (21)

Date Chamber
04/30/2009 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
04/29/2009-4:56pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/29/2009-4:44pm House On passage Passed by recorded vote: 249 - 175 (Roll no. 223).
04/29/2009-4:18pm House On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 241 (Roll no. 222).
04/29/2009-4:04pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gohmert motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments that expand the punishments outlined in the bill to include the death penalty. The amendments also seek to expand the applicability requirements to include age, status as a current or former member of the Armed Forces, or status as a law enforcement officer beyond what is currently contained in the bill.
04/29/2009-4:03pm House Mr. Gohmert moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary. (consideration: CR H4956-4958; text: CR H4956)
04/29/2009-4:02pm House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H4956)
04/29/2009-2:22pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour and twenty minutes of debate on H.R. 1913.
04/29/2009-2:22pm House Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1913 with 1 hour and 20 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, modified by the amendment printed in this report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
04/29/2009-2:22pm House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 372. (consideration: CR H4940-4958)
04/29/2009-1:58pm House Rule H. Res. 372 passed House.
04/28/2009 House Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Judiciary, H. Rept. 111-86, Part II.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/28/2009-4:18pm House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 372 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1913 with 1 hour and 20 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, modified by the amendment printed in this report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
04/27/2009 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 40.
04/27/2009 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 111-86.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/23/2009 House Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 12.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/23/2009 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/22/2009 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/02/2009 House Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
04/02/2009 House Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E878-879)
04/02/2009 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (120)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Bono Mack, Mary [R-CA-45]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Cao, Anh "Joseph" [R-LA-2]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Delahunt, Bill [D-MA-10]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Driehaus, Steve [D-OH-1]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Kilroy, Mary Jo [D-OH-15]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 04/02/2009
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 04/02/2009
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-9]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 04/02/2009
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 04/21/2009
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 04/21/2009
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 04/21/2009
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 04/21/2009
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 04/21/2009
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 04/21/2009
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 04/21/2009
Rep. Maffei, Daniel B. [D-NY-25] 04/21/2009
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 04/21/2009
Rep. Murphy, Patrick J. [D-PA-8] 04/21/2009
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 04/21/2009
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 04/21/2009
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 04/21/2009
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 04/21/2009
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 04/22/2009
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 04/22/2009
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 04/22/2009
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 04/22/2009
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 04/22/2009
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 04/22/2009
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 04/22/2009
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 04/22/2009
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 04/22/2009
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 04/22/2009
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 04/22/2009
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 04/22/2009
Rep. Mitchell, Harry E. [D-AZ-5] 04/22/2009
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 04/22/2009
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 04/22/2009
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 04/22/2009
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 04/22/2009
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 04/22/2009
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 04/22/2009
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 04/22/2009
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 04/22/2009
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 04/22/2009
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 04/22/2009
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 04/22/2009
Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8] 04/22/2009
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/23/2009
Rep. Klein, Ron [D-FL-22] 04/23/2009
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 04/23/2009
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 04/23/2009
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 04/23/2009
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 04/23/2009
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 04/23/2009
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 04/23/2009
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 04/23/2009
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 04/23/2009
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 04/23/2009
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 04/23/2009
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 04/23/2009
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 04/23/2009
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 04/27/2009
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 04/27/2009
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 04/27/2009
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 04/27/2009
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11] 04/27/2009
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 04/27/2009
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] 04/27/2009
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 04/27/2009
Rep. McMahon, Michael E. [D-NY-13] 04/27/2009
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 04/27/2009
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 04/27/2009
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 04/27/2009
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 04/27/2009
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2] 04/27/2009
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 04/27/2009
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 04/27/2009
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 04/27/2009
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 04/27/2009
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 04/27/2009
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 04/27/2009
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] 04/27/2009
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 04/27/2009
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 04/27/2009
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 04/27/2009
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 04/27/2009

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/02/2009 Referred to
04/23/2009 Markup by
04/28/2009 Reported by H. Rept. 111-86,Part 1
H. Rept. 111-86,Part 2
Senate Judiciary04/30/2009 Referred to

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Subjects (18)

  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Department of Justice
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal-Indian relations
  • Firearms and explosives
  • First Amendment rights
  • Hate crimes
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Juvenile crime and gang violence
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Religion
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
  • State and local government operations
  • Violent crime

Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (04/29/2009)

Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 - (Sec. 2) Adopts the definition of "hate crime" as set forth in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (i.e., a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person).

(Sec. 3) Authorizes the Attorney General, at the request of a state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency, to provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of a violent crime, a hate crime, or a crime that constitutes a felony under state, local, or tribal law. Directs the Attorney General, in providing such assistance, to give priority to cases involving crimes committed in more than one state and to rural jurisdictions that have difficulty covering extraordinary investigation or prosecution expenses.

Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies for extraordinary expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes. Requires the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work with grantees to address the needs and concerns of all affected parties in implementing grants. Sets forth requirements governing the submission and approval of grant applications. Limits the amount of any grant to $100,000 for any single jurisdiction in any one-year period.

Requires the Attorney General to: (1) approve or deny a grant application within 180 days after receipt of such application; and (2) report to Congress by December 31, 2011, on the grant program.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2010-FY2011.

(Sec. 4) Authorizes the Office of Justice Programs to award grants to combat hate crimes committed by juveniles. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 5) Authorizes appropriations for FY2010-FY2012 to increase DOJ personnel to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in combating hate crimes.

(Sec. 6) Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit willfully causing bodily injury to any person through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to 10 years for violations and a life term if a death results from a violation or certain other violent crimes are involved. Requires the Attorney General or other designated DOJ official to certify certain findings before initiating a prosecution for a hate crime. Sets a seven-year statute of limitations on prosecuting such an offense not resulting in death. Prohibits the admission of evidence as substantive evidence in a hate crime prosecution of the expression or associations of a defendant unless the evidence specifically relates to the hate crime offense.

(Sec. 7) Provides that any provision of this Act that is held to be unconstitutional shall be severable from the remaining provisions of this Act.

(Sec. 8) Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the exercise of constitutionally-protected free speech.