Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

Collectively called the No Place for Hate Campaign, the two bills moved out of their respective suspense files overseen by the appropriations committees of the two legislative chambers Thursday. The first to do so was Senate Bill 1161, authored by state Senator Dave Min (D-Costa Mesa), which is before the state Assembly having been passed by the state Senate earlier this legislative session.

The second piece of legislation is Assembly Bill 2448 by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and is titled “Expanding Civil Rights Protections at Businesses.” If adopted, it would require large businesses to train their employees on how to protect, report, and respond to hate crimes for the safety of their customers.

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