US HB224 | 2011-2012 | 112th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2011 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2011-01-24 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2011 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 FY2011-FY2013 to increase the number of personnel to protect against criminal interference with federally-protected activities.

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David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2011



2011-01-24HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2011-01-07HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.


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