Pennsylvania General Assembly

Bill Title House Resolution 495
Hispanic Sponsors PA Rep. Michael Schlossberg (D-PA-132)
Date Introduced 09/21/2017
NHCSL Task Force
Human and Civil Rights
Primary Issue Area Civil Rights and Liberties
Issue Areas
Arts culture and religion
Criminal justice
Human and civil rights
Session 2017-2018 Regular Session


A Resolution condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence or animus targeting a minority in this Commonwealth and beyond.


This resolution calls for attention to the severity of hate crimes in the United States and Pennsylvania in general. The increase in religious hate crimes, ethnic discrimination, and targeting of minorities is affecting the commonwealth of the state and country. In addition to shinning light on the topic this resolution calls on the House of Representatives to collaborate with law enforcement to reduce and overcome the strong hatred seen in everyday society.