May 3, 2007(Key vote)
Title: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that amends the federal definition of a hate crime to include gender identity and sexual orientation.
Allows the Attorney General to provide assistance for the criminal investigation of crimes that are considered a felony and are motivated by prejudice based on the perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim (Sec. 3).
Requires that anyone who commits a crime due to actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability can be sentenced to no more than 10 years, unless kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse, attempted aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill is involved (Sec. 6).