H. Res. 372: H.R. 1913 – Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on April 28, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 234 - 190 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF  234 - 181 on Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

MANAGERS: Hastings (FL)/Foxx

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 372

[Report No. 111-91]

 

H.R. 1913 – Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

  1. Closed rule.
  1. Provides one hour and twenty minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary, who may yield control of blocks of that time.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.  This does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

            Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1913) to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the J udiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour and 20 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the J udiciary, who may yield control of blocks of that time; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

            The amendment clarifies that the bill covers tribal lands.  It also extends from 30 days to 180 days the period for the Attorney General to approve or deny applications for grants to cover expenses related to state, local, and tribal investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.  It clarifies that offenses committed with dangerous weapons can be considered hate crimes.  The amendment clarifies that those that engage in prohibited conduct in the special maritime or territorial jurisdiction of the bill shall be covered.  The amendment also clarifies that the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico , and other territories and possessions are covered jurisdictions.  It bars prosecutions, trials, and punishment for offenses not resulting in death unless the indictment is found or the information is instituted not later than 7 years after the offense.  Finally, the amendment makes technical changes to the bill.

TEXT OF AMENDMENT