2019-2020 Regular Session - SB 166
"Georgia Enhanced Penalties for Hate Crimes Act"
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to enact the "Georgia Enhanced Penalties for Hate Crimes Act"; to amend Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to crimes and offenses, so as to provide for sentencing of defendants who commit certain crimes which target a victim because of the victim's race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or ethnicity; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the procedure for sentencing and imposition of punishment; to amend Code Section 15-11-2 of the O.C.G.A., relating to definitions for the Juvenile Code, so as to provide for a cross-reference; to revise a definition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/25/2019 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/22/2019 - Senate Hopper