AB 2282

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 26, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 23, 2022
  • Became Law Sep 18, 2022

Hate crimes: nooses, crosses, and swastikas.

Abstract

Existing law establishes various offenses for a person who places or displays certain symbols, marks, signs, emblems, and other physical impressions, including, but not limited to, a Nazi swastika, hangs nooses, or burns or desecrates crosses or other religious symbols on private and nonprivate property, as specified, with the intent to terrorize a person, as specified. Existing law, for the first conviction, punishes a person who hangs a noose or places or displays a sign, mark, symbol, emblem, or other physical impression with the intent to terrorize a person, as specified, with imprisonment in county jail not to exceed one year, a fine not more than $5,000, or both the fine and imprisonment, and with imprisonment in county jail not to exceed one year, a fine not to exceed $15,000, or both the fine and imprisonment for a subsequent conviction. Existing law, for a person who engages in a pattern of conduct by placing or displaying certain symbols, as specified, allows a person's punishment to be increased to imprisonment of 16 months or 2 or 3 years, a fine not more than $10,000, or both. Existing law punishes a person convicted of burning or desecrating a religious symbol with imprisonment for 16 months or 2 or 3 years, by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by both the fine and imprisonment, or imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, by a fine not to exceed $5,000, or both the fine and imprisonment for the first conviction, and the same punishment for a subsequent conviction except the misdemeanor fine increases to $15,000. This bill would expand these offenses to include hanging a noose, placing or displaying a sign, mark, symbol, emblem, or other physical impression, including, but not limited to, a Nazi swastika, and burning, desecrating, or destroying a religious symbol, such as a cross, at schools and public places, generally, as specified, for the purpose of terrorizing a person, as specified. The bill would, for the first conviction, punish a person who hangs a noose, places or displays certain symbols, or burns or desecrates a religious symbol, as specified, with imprisonment for 16 months or 2 or 3 years, by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both the fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, by a fine not to exceed $5,000, or by both the fine and imprisonment. For a 2nd or subsequent conviction under these provisions, the bill would punish a person with imprisonment for 16 months or 2 or 3 years, by a fine of not more than $15,000, or by both the fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, by a fine not to exceed $10,000, or by both the fine and imprisonment. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature is to criminalize, for the purpose of terrorizing a person, the display or placement of the Nazi swastika and not swastikas associated with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (18)

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Actions


Sep 18, 2022

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 397, Statutes of 2022.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Aug 30, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 23, 2022

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Aug 11, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 11).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 22, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

May 27, 2022

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 26, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 0.)

May 23, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (May 19).

Apr 27, 2022

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Mar 31, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 30, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Mar 29, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 29).

Mar 03, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 17, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Feb 16, 2022

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2282 HTML
02/16/22 - Introduced PDF
03/30/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/19/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/25/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/18/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/28/22- Assembly Public Safety PDF
04/25/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/18/22- Senate Public Safety PDF
07/29/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/13/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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