Justice for Victims of Lynching Act
|Full title||A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights, and for other purposes.|
|Introduced in||115th United States Congress|
|Introduced on||June 28, 2018|
Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018 is a proposed bill that would classify lynching, defined as bodily injury on the basis of perceived race, color, religion or, nationality, a federal hate crime in the United States. According to vox.com, the bill is largely symbolic, aiming to recognize and apologize for historical governmental failures to prevent lynching in the US.
The act was first introduced in the US Senate in June 2018 by the body's three Black members: Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Tim Scott. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously on December 19, 2018. As of February 14, 2019 reintroduced Bill In the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendement by Voice vote.
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- govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s3178. Accessed May 4, 2019
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