Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007

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Article summary (how summaries work)
The bill was introduced to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes.[1]


House Action

The House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1592 on May 3, 2007.

Same for all scorecards:

Scored vote

Scorecard: American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: Nay


"The House passed a bill making violent crimes against an individual because of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, stand-alone hate crime offenses. ACU opposed this effort to criminalize thought."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.acuratings.org/)

Scored vote

Scorecard: Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Nay


"Sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), this thought crimes bill (H.R. 1592) would establish federal “hate crimes” for certain violent acts based on the actual or perceived race, religion, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation of any person"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=VR08I01)

Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 3}}}


"[[National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description::Expand federal hate-crimes law to assist state and local prosecutors in pursuing offenses based on sexual orientation or gender. May 3. (237-180).[]]"

(Original scorecard available at http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house_votes.htm

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See also


  1. Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 on [1].