2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 660
Criminal procedure; defendants who commit certain crimes which target a victim; provide for sentencing
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 17, Title 35, and Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the procedure for sentencing and imposition of punishment, law enforcement officers and agencies, and general provisions relating to torts, respectively, so as to repeal certain provisions regarding sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice; to provide for sentencing of defendants who commit certain crimes which target a victim or his or her property because of the defendant's belief regarding the victim's race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, mental disability, or physical disability; to provide for training in identifying and reporting of hate crimes; to provide for civil liability for hate crimes; to provide for construction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/04/2018 - House Prefiled