2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 663
Crimes and offenses; sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice; repeal certain provisions
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 O.C.G.A., relating to crimes and offenses and the procedure for sentencing and imposition of punishment, respectively, so as to repeal certain provisions regarding sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice, notices for enhanced sentencing, and enhanced sentencing; to provide for sentencing of defendants who are convicted of certain crimes which target an individual due to such individual's race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical disability; 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 provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/10/2018 - House Second Readers
Jan/09/2018 - House First Readers
Jan/08/2018 - House Hopper