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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Bias crimes. Makes commission of a crime because of the color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or sex of the victim an aggravating circumstance: (1) that may be considered by a judge when the judge imposes a sentence for the crime; and (2) that, in a murder case, may provide the grounds on which the state seeks the death penalty. Makes it discrimination in jury selection, a Class A misdemeanor, for a public servant having the duty to select or summon persons for grand jury or trial jury service to knowingly or intentionally fail to select or summon a person because of the person's sexual orientation.