HR 221

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 221

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for displaying nooses in public with intent to harass or intimidate a person because of that person's race, color, religion, or national origin.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 7, 2011

Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for displaying nooses in public with intent to harass or intimidate a person because of that person's race, color, religion, or national origin.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. DISPLAYING NOOSES IN PUBLIC WITH INTENT TO HARASS OR INTIMIDATE.

`Sec. 250. Displaying nooses in public with intent to intimidate

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