H.R.1136 - Violence Against the Homeless Accountability Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: H.R.1136 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
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Introduced in House (03/13/2013)
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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1136 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1136 To amend the Hate Crime Statistics Act to include crimes against the homeless. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 13, 2013 Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas (for herself, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Norton, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Gutierrez, and Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Hate Crime Statistics Act to include crimes against the homeless. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Violence Against the Homeless Accountability Act of 2013''. SEC. 2. INCLUSION OF HOMELESS. Section 1(b) of the Hate Crime Statistics Act (28 U.S.C. 534 note) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``homeless status,'' after ``sexual orientation,''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(6) As used in this subsection, the term `homeless status' with respect to an individual, refers to an individual who-- ``(A) lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; or ``(B) has a primary nighttime residence that is-- ``(i) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; ``(ii) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations, including motels, hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing; or ``(iii) housing of other persons in which the individual is temporarily staying due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.''. <all>