HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut is making progress in its fight to stop hate crimes.
A bill declaring racism as a public health crisis is now headed to Gov. Ned Lamont‘s desk.READ MORE: Police Searching For Driver After Man Seriously Hurt In Queens Hit-And-Run
The Connecticut House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 1 on Wednesday.READ MORE: G-7 Leaders Call For New Investigation Into COVID-19's Origins
Lawmakers say the measure takes several steps to address systemic racism in the state, including standardizing how race, ethnicity and language data are collected.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Suspect Punched, Robbed 13-Year-Old Boy In Elevator At Bronx Apartment Building
On Tuesday, Lamont announced the formation of a state Hate Crimes Advisory Council.