HARTFORD, Conn. — The Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday that would increase the penalty for hate crimes in Connecticut.
The bill, which was the subject of some partisan wrangling when it was introduced by Democratic lawmakers in March, was approved by a 38-1 vote. Only Rep. Doug Dubitsky, R-Chaplin, voted against it.
Democratic lawmakers had pointed to the election of Republican President Donald Trump as a turning point for an increase in hate crimes when they held a press conference on the legislation in the middle of March.
Republican lawmakers, who weren’t invited to the press conference, accused Democrats of making it a partisan issue for no reason.
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