SB 439 Prohibit bias (hate) crimes

Bias crimes. Makes it an aggravating circumstance (for purposes of imposing a criminal sentence) that the crime was committed with the intent to harm or intimidate an individual because of certain perceived or actual characteristics of the individual. Characteristics such as race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or status as a public safety official or a relative of a public safety official.