Hate Crimes Legislation Signed by Governor

June 28, 2020

On the final day of the legislative session, flanked by a large, bipartisan group of State Senators and State Representatives from across the state, Governor Brian Kemp signed Georgia’s Hate Crimes legislation into law.

In what was considered one of the most bipartisan legislative sessions in recent history and with support from The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® and the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, Governor Kemp moved Georgia forward in racial equality.

"There are plenty of disagreements and division, but today we stand together as Republicans and Democrats, Black and white, male and female ... to affirm a simple but powerful motto, Georgia is a state too great to hate," Kemp said.

This legislation will add additional penalties to crimes committed to protected groups once it is determined that the motivating factor is a victim's identity such as race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Both associations recently signed a Coalition letter for leading organizations to support hate crimes legislation on behalf of our nearly 13,000 members.
To read the H.B. 426, which was signed into law, click here.

For any questions, contact Aaron Johnson at (404) 732-0631.

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