Summary: H.R.6721 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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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.