H.R.6721 - COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 05/05/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/05/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6721 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/05/2020)
COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act
This bill requires a designated officer or employee of the Department of Justice to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) hate crimes and reports of COVID-19 hate crimes.
It defines COVID-19 hate crime as a violent crime that is motivated by two things: (1) the actual or perceived characteristic (e.g., race) of any person, and (2) the actual or perceived relationship to the spread of COVID-19 of any person because of that characteristic.
The designated officer or employee must periodically report on the status of each case reviewed.