AB 800, authored by Asm. David Chiu (D-San Francisco), would establish a hotline to report hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents and provide information to support targeted communities. Hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents, including against LGBT people, have increased nationwide, especially in recent months. As proposed to be amended, AB 800 would create a statewide, accessible, toll-free hotline and online form for reporting hate crimes and hate incidents, provide much-needed information to victims and witnesses about their rights, and connect victims and witnesses to appropriate local and statewide resources.
Status: Died in committee, May 25
Author: Asm. David Chiu (D-San Francisco)