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CS/SB 194: Crimes Evidencing Prejudice

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Berman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cruz ; Polsky

Crimes Evidencing Prejudice; Expanding grounds for the reclassification of crimes to include prejudice based on the gender or gender identity of any person; specifying that the reclassification occurs if the crime was based in whole or in part on the race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, homeless status, advanced age, gender, or gender identity of any person; specifying that the reclassification of a certain crime occurs if the crime was based in whole or in part on a disability of any person; expanding the data the Governor is required to collect and disseminate to include incidents of criminal acts that evidence prejudice based on gender, gender identity, or disability, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/18/2021 Senate - Now in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/7/2020 Senate • Filed
12/15/2020 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/16/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
2/16/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 2
2/17/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/18/2021 Senate • Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary
• Remaining references corrected to Appropriations; Rules
• Now in Appropriations