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House Bill 1076


House Bill 1076

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB 1076 (Updated January 16, 2008 4:46 pm - DI 69)


Bias crimes. Requires law enforcement officers to receive training in identifying, responding to, and reporting bias crimes. Allows an individual who suffers a personal injury or property damage caused by a criminal offense to bring a civil action to recover damages, including punitive damages, if the person who committed the offense knowingly or intentionally selected the victim because of the: (1) victim's actual or perceived color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or homelessness; or (2) actual or perceived color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex of an individual affiliated or associated with the victim. Makes commission of a crime because of the: (1) victim's actual or perceived color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, homelessness, or any other characteristic or belief; or (2) actual or perceived color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or any other characteristic or belief of an individual affiliated or associated with the victim; an aggravating circumstance that may be considered by a judge when the judge imposes a sentence for the crime.
Current Status:
 Out of Committee - first House
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