Nevada Legislature Passes Bill Adding Gender Identity To Hate Crime Laws

SB 139 was approved March 21st 2013 by the Senate with 20 ea, 1 nay and one abstaining.

The Nevada State Legislature approved the bill today 5/14/2013 with 30 yeas, 11 nay and one excused.

The bill authorizing additional sentences of up to 20 years for hate crimes motivated by the victim’s gender identity or expression now goes to Governor Brian Sandoval who is expected to sign it into law.

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