HR 1913 - Hate Crimes Expansion - National Key Vote

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Title: Hate Crimes Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the definition of hate crimes and strengthens enforcement of hate crime laws.


  • Expands definition of a hate crime to include felonies motivated by prejudice based on national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity of the victim (Secs. 3, 6).
  • Allows federal law enforcement to assist state, local, or tribal governments in the investigation or prosecution of any hate crime (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes grants for state, local, or tribal enforcement of hate crime laws (Secs. 3, 4).