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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: September 11, 2017 10:26 AM
From: Representative Dom Costa
To: All House members
Subject: Updating Pennsylvania’s Hate Crime Statute
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will update Pennsylvania’s hate crime statute.

Right now, that law provides stiffer penalties when a crime is committed against another motivated by hatred for the victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. As recent events have shown, I believe those who are victimized because of their mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or sexual identification also deserve to be protected under this important law.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation so we can update Pennsylvania’s hate crime law to protect our citizens from crimes of hate and bias.

Introduced as HB1803