All Information (Except Text) for S.662 - NO HATE Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 03/15/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/02/2017 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries
Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
NO HATE Act
National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act of 2017
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to provide incentives for hate crime reporting, grants for State-run hate crime hotlines, a Federal private right of action for victims of hate crimes, and additional penalties for individuals convicted under the Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Actions Overview (1)
|03/15/2017||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (2)
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate
|Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]*||03/15/2017|
|Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]||05/02/2017|
|Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]||05/02/2017|
|Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]||05/02/2017|
|Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]||05/02/2017|
|Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]||05/02/2017|
|Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]||05/02/2017|
|Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]||09/06/2017|
|Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]||09/06/2017|
|Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]||09/06/2017|
|Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]||12/01/2017|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Judiciary||03/15/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Civil actions and liability
- Crime victims
- Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
- Criminal justice information and records
- Criminal procedure and sentencing
- Disability and health-based discrimination
- Disability and paralysis
- Hate crimes
- Law enforcement administration and funding
- Racial and ethnic relations
- Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/15/2017)
National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act of 2017 or the NO HATE Act
This bill authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue grants to states and local governments to assist in implementing the National Incident-Based Reporting System, including training employees in identifying hate crimes. A state or local government receiving such funding must provide DOJ, through the Uniform Crime Reporting system, information pertaining to hate crimes committed in that jurisdiction. A state or local government failing to provide the required data must repay the grants.
The bill directs DOJ to issue grants to states to create hate crime reporting hotlines.
The bill creates a cause of action for: (1) a victim of a crime motivated by actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin; and (2) a victim of a crime motivated by actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, occurring in the special maritime or territorial jurisdiction of the United States or affecting interstate commerce. Under both civil actions, the victims must demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that the crime was based on one of the classifications listed. A criminal prosecution need not be brought before a civil action can be filed.
A court imposing a penalty for a violation of the federal hate crime statute may order the defendant to participate in education classes or community service related to the community harmed by the defendant's offense as part of his or her supervised release.