DC B23-0513 | 2019-2020 | 23rd Council


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on October 22 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-03 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced Bill 23-513 prohibits any criminal offense that demonstrates an accused's prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, homelessness, physical disability, matriculation, or political affiliation. It clarifies that the Attorney General may bring civil actions for bias-related crimes, or when any person attempts to interfere with the exercise of federally or District-protected rights through threats, intimidation, or coercion.

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Hate Crime Civil Enforcement Clarification Amendment Act Of 2019



2020-03-03CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2020-01-10CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-11-08CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B23-0513 Published in the DC Register
2019-11-05CouncilReferred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
2019-10-22CouncilIntroduced in Office of the Secretary

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