H.J.Res.134 - Designating April 25 through May 1, 1993, as "National Crime Victims' Rights Week".103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] (Introduced 03/04/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||05/06/1993 For Further Action See S.J.Res.62. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (03/04/1993)
[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.J. Res. 134 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 134 Designating April 25 through May 1, 1993, as ``National Crime Victims' Rights Week''. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 4, 1993 Mr. Gekas (for himself and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service _______________________________________________________________________ JOINT RESOLUTION Designating April 25 through May 1, 1993, as ``National Crime Victims' Rights Week''. Whereas there were over 35,000,000 crimes committed last year in America, with one violent crime occurring every 17 seconds; Whereas more than 4 out of 5 Americans are personally ``very concerned'' about violent crime; Whereas victims of crime across America deserve respect and assistance not only from the criminal justice system, but from society as well; Whereas there is a crucial need to provide crime victims with quality programs and services to help them recover from the devastating psychological, physical, emotional and financial hardships resulting from their victimization; Whereas there are 10,000 public and private agencies and organizations in the United States that are dedicated to improving the plight of crime victims; Whereas the Nation's victims' rights movement and allied professions deserve recognition for their tireless efforts on behalf of victims of crime and their struggle to reduce senseless violence in America; and Whereas it is essential for all Americans to join together and commit their individual and collective resources to victim assistance and violence reduction: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That April 25 through May 1, 1993, is designated as ``National Crime Victims' Rights Week'', and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. <all>