Introduced by: Ghazala F. Hashmi | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Hate crimes; associational relationships; penalty. Redefines the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault and battery, or trespass for the purpose of damaging another’s property results in a higher criminal penalty for the offense to include a person’s actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religious conviction, national origin, gender, sex, disability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or a person’s actual or perceived association with another person or group of a certain actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religious conviction, national o