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HB 655: Offenses Evidencing Prejudice

GENERAL BILL by Geller ; Stark ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ausley ; Daley ; Eskamani ; Hart ; Hattersley ; Hogan Johnson ; Jones ; Slosberg ; Smith, C. ; Toledo ; Valdes

Offenses Evidencing Prejudice; Expands grounds for reclassification of offenses to include prejudice based on gender or gender identity of any person; specifies that reclassification occurs if commission of offenses is based on prejudice towards any person on specified grounds; replaces term "mental or physical disability" with term "disability"; defines "disability."

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/15/2019 House • Filed
12/3/2019 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 54
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 54
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee