H.Res.561 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should focus appropriate attention on the issue of neighborhood crime prevention, community policing and reduction of school crime by delivering speeches, convening meetings, and directing his Administration to make reducing crime an important priority.106th Congress (1999-2000)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] (Introduced 07/20/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/27/2000 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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Engrossed in House (07/27/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 561 Engrossed in House (EH)] In the House of Representatives, U.S., July 27, 2000. Whereas neighborhood crime is of continuing concern to the American people; Whereas the fight against neighborhood crime requires people to work together in cooperation with law enforcement officials; Whereas neighborhood crime watch organizations are effective at promoting awareness about, and the participation of volunteers in, crime prevention activities at the local level; Whereas neighborhood crime watch groups can contribute to the Nation's war on drugs by helping to prevent their communities from becoming markets for drug dealers; Whereas crime and violence in schools is of continuing concern to the American people due to the recent high-profile incidents that have resulted in fatalities at several schools across the United States; Whereas community-based programs involving law enforcement, school administrators, teachers, parents, and local communities work effectively to reduce school violence and crime; Whereas citizens across America will soon take part in a ``National Night Out'', a unique crime prevention event which will demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of community participation in crime prevention efforts by having people spend the period from 7 to 10 o'clock P.M. on August 1, 2000, with their neighbors in front of their homes with their lights on; and Whereas schools that turn their lights on from 7 to 10 o'clock P.M. on August 1, 2000, would send a positive message to the participants of ``National Night Out'' and would show their commitment to reduce crime and violence in schools: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should focus appropriate attention on the issue of neighborhood crime prevention, community policing, and reduction of school crime by delivering speeches, convening meetings, and directing his Administration to make reducing crime an important priority. Attest: Clerk.