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2017-2018 Regular Session - SB 316
"Georgia Enhanced Penalties for Hate Crimes Act"; enact
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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; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/09/2018 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/08/2018 - Senate Hopper