Here’s A Running List Of Bills That Would Make It A Hate Crime To Attack Police

States have introduced least 48 bills since January 2016.
A group supporting Blue Lives Matter gathers in the neighborhood where an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot Joshua Beal, a black man, following a road rage incident.
A group supporting Blue Lives Matter gathers in the neighborhood where an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot Joshua Beal, a black man, following a road rage incident.
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This is an ongoing feature keeping track of bills that states are introducing to extend hate crime protections to police officers. It will be updated monthly or as the need arises.

WASHINGTON ― Last week, The Huffington Post determined that state legislatures had introduced at least 32 bills in 2017 proposing that hate crime protections be extended to members of law enforcement, adding to 15 such bills that states introduced in 2016.

Since we published last week’s analysis, at least one bill was added to the list — Mississippi’s House Bill 645, which did not initially stipulate that police officers were protected under the state’s hate crime statute until it was amended in a state Senate committee. Along with Mississippi HB 645, a bill in Kentucky has advanced to the state’s governor. Another bill in Washington state has passed the state Senate.

HuffPost Visuals Editor Alissa Scheller has created the awesome graphic to track these bills, and we’ll routinely update it with new information.

Meanwhile, here’s a simple list of all the legislation states are pursuing to categorize crimes against police officers as hate crimes, including the bill numbers and their current status. Some states have introduced such bills repeatedly ― Mississippi, for example, has done so 11 times as of March 9.

Alabama HB 52 ― DIED IN COMMITTEE

California AB 2 ― IN COMMITTEE

Connecticut HB 5297 ― IN COMMITTEE

Delaware SB 263 ― DIED IN COMMITTEE

Illinois HB 1801 ― IN COMMITTEE

Illinois HB 2487 ― IN COMMITTEE

Kentucky HB 14 ― ADVANCED TO GOVERNOR

Louisiana HB 953 ― SIGNED INTO LAW

Maryland SB 42 ― DIED IN COMMITTEE

Maryland HB 25 ― DIED IN COMMITTEE

Maryland HB 19 ― DIED IN COMMITTEE

Maryland SB 120 ― IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi SB 2129 ― DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi HB 645 ― ADVANCED TO GOVERNOR

Mississippi HB 615 ― DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi HB 747DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi HB 647DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi HB 754DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi HB 646DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi SB 2674DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi SB 2376DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi HB 1359DIED IN COMMITTEE

Mississippi SB 2469DIED IN COMMITTEE

Missouri HB 86IN COMMITTEE

New Jersey A1708IN COMMITTEE

New Jersey S1686IN COMMITTEE

New Jersey S2478IN COMMITTEE

New Jersey A4101IN COMMITTEE

New Mexico HB 95DIED IN COMMITTEE

New Mexico HB 79IN COMMITTEE

New York A10543DIED IN COMMITTEE

New York S8212IN COMMITTEE

New York S1114IN COMMITTEE

New York A1652IN COMMITTEE

New York A2962IN COMMITTEE

Pennsylvania HB 2261DIED IN COMMITTEE

Pennsylvania SB 1383DIED IN COMMITTEE

Pennsylvania HB 90IN COMMITTEE

Pennsylvania HB 158IN COMMITTEE

South Carolina H3184IN COMMITTEE

Tennessee SB 6WITHDRAWN

Texas HB 429IN COMMITTEE

Virginia HB 1398DIED IN COMMITTEE

Virginia SB 1524DIED IN COMMITTEE

Washington SB 5280ADVANCED TO HOUSE

Washington HB 1398IN COMMITTEE

Washington HB 1986IN COMMITTEE

Wisconsin AB 48IN COMMITTEE

You can find more detailed information about the bills ― such as the sponsor’s party and when the legislation was introduced ― in this spreadsheet.

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