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2019 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to bias crimes; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Renames crime of intimidation as bias crime.
Adds ethnicity and gender to list of characteristics of victim, the perception of which constitutes defendant's motive to commit crime. Includes commission of assault in fourth degree as bias crime in the first degree when committed by one person and motivated by perception of victim's race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. Authorizes Attorney General to bring civil action based on commission of bias crime. Modifies remedies available in civil action. Authorizes criminal forfeiture of instrumentalities of bias crimes. Directs law enforcement agencies to report statistics regarding bias crimes to Department of Justice. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
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Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Senate Committee On Judiciary
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