Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention
Bill Number: HR 16
This resolution would put the California Assembly on record in support of the federal Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which would expand the authority and capacity of the United States Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute bias-motivated violence.
Status: Passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety by a vote of 4-0, passed full legislature on July 16, 2009.
Authors:Assemblymembers Pedro Nava and Mike Eng