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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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The bill has been introduced. 
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
4/28/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4808-4810)
4/28/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

>1,000 times as much
$857,738
$1,152,022
$30,600
$14,443,335
$299,375
$368,819
$17,151,889
$16,050
$16,050

opposed this bill

16 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

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

16 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 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 Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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 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$43,415$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$13,716$0
John BarrassoRWY$250$0
Max BaucusDMT$164,625$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$23,202$0
Mark BegichDAK$313,565$0
Michael BennetDCO$237,293$0
Bob BennettRUT$6,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$57,975$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$792,153$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$377,963$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,000
Jim BunningRKY$800$0
Richard BurrRNC$6,390$0
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$203,375$0
Maria CantwellDWA$151,052$0
Ben CardinDMD$173,578$0
Tom CarperDDE$81,905$0
Bob CaseyDPA$637,329$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$20,000$4,900
Tom CoburnROK$250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$0
Susan CollinsRME$18,800$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$92,850$0
Bob CorkerRTN$14,525$0
John CornynRTX$37,175$0
Mike CrapoRID$9,200$0
Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$1,500
Chris DoddDCT$49,200$0
Byron DorganDND$2,100$0
Dick DurbinDIL$275,250$0
John EnsignRNV$1,000$100
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$395,060$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$200,560$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$541,698$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$24,375$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,500$0
Judd GreggRNH$0$0
Kay HaganDNC$1,818,177$0
Tom HarkinDIA$119,355$0
Orrin HatchRUT$6,750$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$14,950$0
Jim InhofeROK$7,350$1,500
Dan InouyeDHI$30,450$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$9,750$0
Mike JohannsRNE$500$1,000
Tim JohnsonDSD$303,067$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$283,163$0
John KerryDMA$334,615$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$323,552$0
Herb KohlDWI$7,253$0
Jon KylRAZ$12,720$100
Mary LandrieuDLA$223,391$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$365,300$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$90,075$0
Carl LevinDMI$230,693$0
Joe LiebermanICT$232,709$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$59,766$0
Dick LugarRIN$22,350$0
Mel MartinezRFL$2,500$0
John McCainRAZ$21,550$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$354,668$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$51,045$3,150
Bob MenéndezDNJ$311,870$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$528,862$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$18,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,550$0
Patty MurrayDWA$214,831$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$76,800$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$397,929$0
Mark PryorDAR$54,750$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$57,175$0
Harry ReidDNV$269,684$0
Jim RischRID$1,050$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$6,350$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$54,700$0
Bernie SandersIVT$406,971$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$114,278$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$5,550$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$538,833$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$6,200$0
Olympia SnoweRME$16,225$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$85,920$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$269,076$0
Jon TesterDMT$382,230$0
John ThuneRSD$5,400$0
Mark UdallDCO$611,627$0
Tom UdallDNM$531,137$0
David VitterRLA$3,900$0
George VoinovichROH$3,200$0
Mark WarnerDVA$1,304,051$0
Jim WebbDVA$720,576$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$208,286$0
Roger WickerRMS$12,100$2,800
Ron WydenDOR$18,250$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$43,415$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$13,716$0
John BarrassoRWY$250$0
Max BaucusDMT$164,625$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$23,202$0
Mark BegichDAK$313,565$0
Michael BennetDCO$237,293$0
Bob BennettRUT$6,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$57,975$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$792,153$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$377,963$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,000
Jim BunningRKY$800$0
Richard BurrRNC$6,390$0
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$203,375$0
Maria CantwellDWA$151,052$0
Ben CardinDMD$173,578$0
Tom CarperDDE$81,905$0
Bob CaseyDPA$637,329$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$20,000$4,900
Tom CoburnROK$250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$0
Susan CollinsRME$18,800$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$92,850$0
Bob CorkerRTN$14,525$0
John CornynRTX$37,175$0
Mike CrapoRID$9,200$0
Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$1,500
Chris DoddDCT$49,200$0
Byron DorganDND$2,100$0
Dick DurbinDIL$275,250$0
John EnsignRNV$1,000$100
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$395,060$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$200,560$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$541,698$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$24,375$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,500$0
Judd GreggRNH$0$0
Kay HaganDNC$1,818,177$0
Tom HarkinDIA$119,355$0
Orrin HatchRUT$6,750$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$14,950$0
Jim InhofeROK$7,350$1,500
Dan InouyeDHI$30,450$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$9,750$0
Mike JohannsRNE$500$1,000
Tim JohnsonDSD$303,067$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$283,163$0
John KerryDMA$334,615$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$323,552$0
Herb KohlDWI$7,253$0
Jon KylRAZ$12,720$100
Mary LandrieuDLA$223,391$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$365,300$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$90,075$0
Carl LevinDMI$230,693$0
Joe LiebermanICT$232,709$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$59,766$0
Dick LugarRIN$22,350$0
Mel MartinezRFL$2,500$0
John McCainRAZ$21,550$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$354,668$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$51,045$3,150
Bob MenéndezDNJ$311,870$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$528,862$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$18,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,550$0
Patty MurrayDWA$214,831$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$76,800$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$397,929$0
Mark PryorDAR$54,750$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$57,175$0
Harry ReidDNV$269,684$0
Jim RischRID$1,050$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$6,350$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$54,700$0
Bernie SandersIVT$406,971$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$114,278$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$5,550$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$538,833$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$6,200$0
Olympia SnoweRME$16,225$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$85,920$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$269,076$0
Jon TesterDMT$382,230$0
John ThuneRSD$5,400$0
Mark UdallDCO$611,627$0
Tom UdallDNM$531,137$0
David VitterRLA$3,900$0
George VoinovichROH$3,200$0
Mark WarnerDVA$1,304,051$0
Jim WebbDVA$720,576$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$208,286$0
Roger WickerRMS$12,100$2,800
Ron WydenDOR$18,250$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$14,443,335
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,152,022
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$857,738
Courts & Justice System$368,819
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$299,375
Human Rights$30,600

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Christian Conservative$16,050
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