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Bias-motivated Crimes

Concerning crimes that are bias-motivated.
2021 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act specifies that for harassment that is bias-motivated or a bias-motivated crime, the bias motivation only needs to be part of the defendant's motivation in committing the crime.

The act makes the crime of harassment when the harassment is bias-motivated a victim rights act crime, which provides a victim certain statutory rights.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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