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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB90

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Title: David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2013

Subject: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Department of the Treasury: Firearms and explosives: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Hate crimes: Juvenile crime and gang violence: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement

Description: David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2013 or David's Law - Amends the federal criminal code to impose penalties for willfully causing bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, or an explosive device, attempting to cause such injury, whether or not acting under color of law, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability of any person, where the offense is in or affects interstate or foreign commerce. Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to study the issue of adult recruitment of juveniles to commit hate crimes and, if appropriate, to amend the federal sentencing guidelines to provide sentencing enhancements for such an offense. Requires the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants to state and local programs designed to combat hate crimes committed by juveniles. Authorizes appropriations to the Department of the Treasury and to DOJ for FY2013-FY2015 to increase the number of personnel to protect against criminal interference with federally-protected activities.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee

Last Action Date: January 25, 2013



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1 sponsors: Jackson-Lee, Sheila;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
House Jan 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 10 2013 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

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