Referred to Committee
April 23, 2009
April 23, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Hate Crime Law Expansion
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
A vote to pass a bill that expands the current hate crime law to include attacks motivated by the victim's sexual orientation.
-Expands the language of the Code of Alabama to include sexual orientation as another subject of hate crimes, and outlines minimum sentencing for such crimes (Sec. 1).
-Defines "sexual orientation" as "heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality" (Sec. 1).