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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Definition of "bias crime". Provides that "bias crime" means an offense in which the person who commits the offense knowingly or intentionally: (1) selected the person who was injured by the offense; or (2) damaged or otherwise affected property; because of the age, ancestry, color, disability, familial status, gender identity, military service, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation of the injured person or of the owner or occupant of the affected property or because the injured person or owner or occupant of the affected property was associated with any other recognizable group or affiliation. Definition of "bias crime". Provides that "bias crime" means an offense in which the person who commits the offense knowingly or intentionally: (1) selected the person who was injured by the offense; or (2) damaged or otherwise affected property; because of the age, ancestry, color, disability, familial status, gender identity, military service, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation of the injured person or of the owner or occupant of the affected property or because the injured person or owner or occupant of the affected property was associated with any other recognizable group or affiliation.