Text: H.R.823 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/03/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 823


To amend the Hate Crime Statistics Act to require the Attorney General to acquire data about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on gender.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 3, 2009

Mrs. Maloney (for herself, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Waxman, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Stark, and Mr. Cummings) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Hate Crime Statistics Act to require the Attorney General to acquire data about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on gender.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Hate Crime Statistics Improvement Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Amendment to Hate Crime Statistics Act.

(a) In general.—Subsection (b)(1) of the first section of the Hate Crime Statistics Act (28 U.S.C. 534 note) is amended—

(1) by striking “or” after “sexual orientation,”; and

(2) by inserting “or gender,” after “ethnicity,”.

(b) Application.—The amendment made by subsection (a) applies to data about crimes occurring on or after the first day of the first calendar year after the enactment of this Act.