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AJR 29 - Resolution Urging Federal Support of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act


AJR 29 - Resolution Urging Federal Support of
the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act

This resolution urges Congress and the President of the United States to pass H.R. 1592/S. 1105, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA), also known as the Mathew Shepard Act, which would allow the U.S. Justice Department to investigate and prosecute hate crimes where the perpetrator has selected the victim because of the person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

STATUS: Introduced on June 28, 2007. Passed Assembly Judiciary Committee with unanimous vote. Approved by Senate by a 22-1 vote. AJR is now the official position of the State of California.

Lead Author: Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park)

Co-Authors: Senators Kehoe and Migden; Assemblymembers Caballero, Davis, Laird, Leno, Ruskin and Solorio

Sponsor: Equality California

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Date Last Modified: 4/25/2008
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