S. 909 - Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act

hate crimes, Matthew Shepard Act, - Crime and law enforcement. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act

S. 909 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
hate crimes, Matthew Shepard Act,
Summary
A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act
Sponsor
Edward Kennedy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Department of Justice
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal-Indian relations
  • Firearms and explosives
  • First Amendment rights
  • Hate crimes
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Juvenile crime and gang violence
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Religion
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
  • State and local government operations
  • Violent crime
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/28/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/28/2009
4/28/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4/28/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4808-4810)
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $67,093 Against $0
  2. March - April 2005 For $223,941 Against $0
  3. May - June 2005 For $310,979 Against $200
  4. July - August 2005 For $116,494 Against $0
  5. September - October 2005 For $264,826 Against $0
  6. November - December 2005 For $203,586 Against $0
  7. January - February 2006 For $142,377 Against $0
  8. March - April 2006 For $286,515 Against $0
  9. May - June 2006 For $371,666 Against $0
  10. July - August 2006 For $326,020 Against $0
  11. September - October 2006 For $1,036,524 Against $0
  12. November - December 2006 For $115,780 Against $0
  13. January - February 2007 For $43,975 Against $0
  14. March - April 2007 For $211,251 Against $1,000
  15. May - June 2007 For $172,533 Against $1,000
  16. July - August 2007 For $56,956 Against $1,600
  17. September - October 2007 For $200,702 Against $0
  18. November - December 2007 For $243,500 Against $500
  19. January - February 2008 For $112,725 Against $0
  20. March - April 2008 For $190,608 Against $0
  21. May - June 2008 For $470,298 Against $0
  22. July - August 2008 For $220,479 Against $200
  23. September - October 2008 For $689,718 Against $5,250
  24. November - December 2008 For $47,919 Against $3,300
  25. January - February 2009 For $57,750 Against $0
  26. March - April 2009 For $171,275 Against $0
  27. May - June 2009 For $117,560 Against $1,000
  28. July - August 2009 For $45,654 Against $1,000
  29. September - October 2009 For $138,685 Against $0
  30. November - December 2009 For $160,831 Against $0
  31. January - February 2010 For $58,992 Against $0
  32. March - April 2010 For $140,351 Against $0
  33. May - June 2010 For $209,994 Against $1,000
  34. July - August 2010 For $117,012 Against $0
  35. September - October 2010 For $559,709 Against $0
  36. November - December 2010 For $51,784 Against $0

Votes

    15 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act

    15 organizations supported this bill

    American Association of People with Disabilities
    National Council of La Raza (2009, April 23). BROAD COALITION URGES SWIFT PASSAGE OF BILL TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION FROM HATE CRIMES. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from National Council of La Raza.
    American Civil Liberties Union
    National Council of La Raza (2009, April 23). BROAD COALITION URGES SWIFT PASSAGE OF BILL TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION FROM HATE CRIMES. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from National Council of La Raza.
    American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (n.d.). SUCCESS!- Hate Crimes Legislation Passes House, On to the Senate we Go, Support S. 909!. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
    Anti-Defamation League
    Anti-Defamation League (2009, April 30). ADL Hails House Approval Of Hate Crime Legislation. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Anti-Defamation League.
    Human Rights Campaign
    Human Rights Campaign (2009, April 28). Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act in U.S. Senate. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Human Rights Campaign.
    International Association of Chiefs of Police
    Human Rights Campaign (2009, April 28). Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act in U.S. Senate. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Human Rights Campaign.
    Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
    Civil Rights Coalition (2009, April 30). Civil Rights Coalition Applauds House Passage of Important Hate Crimes Bill. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Civil Rights Coalition.
    Log Cabin Republicans
    Log Cabin Republicans (2009, April 30). Log Cabin Republicans Applauds passage of Hate Crimes Prevention. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Log Cabin Republicans.
    Matthew Shepard Foundation
    Matthew Shepard Foundation (2009, May 7). Hate Crime Bill Passes the House. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Matthew Shepard Foundation.
    National Black Justice Coalition
    National Black Justice Coalition (n.d.). House Passes Federal Hate Crime Bill. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from National Black Justice Coalition.
    National Center for Transgender Equality
    National Center for Transgender Equality (2009, April 3). Hate Crimes Bill Introduced. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from National Center for Transgender Equality.
    National Council of La Raza
    National Council of La Raza (2009, April 23). BROAD COALITION URGES SWIFT PASSAGE OF BILL TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION FROM HATE CRIMES. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from National Council of La Raza.
    National Sheriffs' Association
    Human Rights Campaign (2009, April 28). Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act in U.S. Senate. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Human Rights Campaign.
    National Youth Advocacy Coalition
    National Youth Advocacy Coalition (n.d.). ell your Senators to support the prevention of hate crimes!. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from National Youth Advocacy Coalition.
    Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
    National Council of La Raza (2009, April 23). BROAD COALITION URGES SWIFT PASSAGE OF BILL TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION FROM HATE CRIMES. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from National Council of La Raza.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    Focus on the Family
    Focus on the Family (2009, May 5). Take Action: Senate Committee to Take Up Hate-Crimes Legislation. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from Focus on the Family.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$35,715$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$15,216$0
    John BarrassoRWY$500$0
    Max BaucusDMT$35,575$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$27,702$0
    Mark BegichDAK$127,422$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$175,429$0
    Bob BennettRUT$7,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$29,475$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$421,319$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$238,067$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,000
    Jim BunningRKY$1,800$0
    Richard BurrRNC$7,040$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$157,345$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$71,808$0
    Ben CardinDMD$126,545$0
    Tom CarperDDE$27,445$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$448,224$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$36,201$4,900
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$5,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$19,300$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$38,400$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$25,725$0
    John CornynRTX$31,025$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$1,500
    Chris DoddDCT$36,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$4,100$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$121,100$0
    John EnsignRNV$1,000$100
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$348,147$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$114,873$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$400,870$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$18,675$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,500$0
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$241,491$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$66,855$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$14,950$0
    Jim InhofeROK$5,450$1,500
    Dan InouyeDHI$18,600$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$21,000$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$500$1,000
    Tim JohnsonDSD$72,258$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$163,144$0
    John F. KerryDMA$56,529$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$226,896$0
    Herb KohlDWI$7,253$0
    Jon KylRAZ$15,350$100
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$112,293$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$38,175$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$63,550$0
    Carl LevinDMI$108,199$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$128,309$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$55,466$0
    Dick LugarRIN$20,100$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$2,800$0
    John McCainRAZ$21,750$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$171,776$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$62,295$3,150
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$150,320$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$248,521$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$20,750$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$146,414$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$22,200$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$217,777$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$22,050$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$10,775$0
    Harry ReidDNV$191,911$0
    Jim RischRID$2,050$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$7,100$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$26,900$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$235,496$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$85,528$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$5,550$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$248,460$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,050$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$15,975$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$110,920$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$124,448$0
    Jon TesterDMT$159,772$0
    John ThuneRSD$2,000$0
    Mark UdallDCO$330,927$0
    Tom UdallDNM$196,420$0
    David VitterRLA$5,400$0
    George VoinovichROH$3,450$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$185,868$0
    Jim WebbDVA$184,848$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$83,800$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$23,000$2,800
    Ron WydenDOR$14,850$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$35,715$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$15,216$0
    John BarrassoRWY$500$0
    Max BaucusDMT$35,575$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$27,702$0
    Mark BegichDAK$127,422$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$175,429$0
    Bob BennettRUT$7,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$29,475$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$421,319$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$238,067$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,000
    Jim BunningRKY$1,800$0
    Richard BurrRNC$7,040$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$157,345$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$71,808$0
    Ben CardinDMD$126,545$0
    Tom CarperDDE$27,445$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$448,224$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$36,201$4,900
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$5,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$19,300$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$38,400$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$25,725$0
    John CornynRTX$31,025$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$1,500
    Chris DoddDCT$36,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$4,100$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$121,100$0
    John EnsignRNV$1,000$100
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$348,147$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$114,873$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$400,870$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$18,675$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,500$0
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$241,491$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$66,855$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$14,950$0
    Jim InhofeROK$5,450$1,500
    Dan InouyeDHI$18,600$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$21,000$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$500$1,000
    Tim JohnsonDSD$72,258$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$163,144$0
    John F. KerryDMA$56,529$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$226,896$0
    Herb KohlDWI$7,253$0
    Jon KylRAZ$15,350$100
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$112,293$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$38,175$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$63,550$0
    Carl LevinDMI$108,199$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$128,309$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$55,466$0
    Dick LugarRIN$20,100$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$2,800$0
    John McCainRAZ$21,750$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$171,776$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$62,295$3,150
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$150,320$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$248,521$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$20,750$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$146,414$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$22,200$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$217,777$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$22,050$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$10,775$0
    Harry ReidDNV$191,911$0
    Jim RischRID$2,050$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$7,100$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$26,900$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$235,496$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$85,528$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$5,550$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$248,460$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,050$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$15,975$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$110,920$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$124,448$0
    Jon TesterDMT$159,772$0
    John ThuneRSD$2,000$0
    Mark UdallDCO$330,927$0
    Tom UdallDNM$196,420$0
    David VitterRLA$5,400$0
    George VoinovichROH$3,450$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$185,868$0
    Jim WebbDVA$184,848$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$83,800$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$23,000$2,800
    Ron WydenDOR$14,850$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$5,133,422
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,071,268
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$864,896
    Courts & Justice System$491,266
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$352,960
    Human Rights$42,250

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Christian Conservative$16,050
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