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2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 492
Crimes and offenses; aggravated assault, second degree property damage and other crimes done intentionally to certain victims; provide enhanced penalties
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 16 and Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses and sentencing and imposition of punishment, respectively, so as to provide for enhanced penalties in cases where a victim of the offenses of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property in the second degree, terroristic acts and threats, and serious violent offenses is intentionally selected because of such victim's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; to repeal certain provisions relating to sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice, circumstances, and parole; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/28/2017 - House Second Readers
Feb/27/2017 - House First Readers
Feb/24/2017 - House Hopper