H.R.256 - David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

To enhance Federal enforcement of hate crimes, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To enhance Federal enforcement of hate crimes, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: David's Law as introduced.

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Official Summary

David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 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 un

Official Summary

David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 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 FY2009-FY2011 to increase the number of personnel to protect against criminal interference with federally-protected activities.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.256

  • The Kentucky Equality Federation
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation
  • Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • National Black Law Students Association
  • National Sheriffs' Association
  • ...and 14 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.256

  • Coral Ridge Ministries
  • Christian Coalition of America
  • Free Market Foundation
  • Family Research Council
  • American Family Association
  • Culture Campaign
  • ...and 16 more. See all.




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