|Sponsor||Rep. Lewis, John|
|Date||February 3, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Sarah Makin|
H.Res. 102 is being considered on the floor under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative John Lewis (D-GA) on February 3, 2009.
H.Res. 102 resolves that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:
According to the resolution's findings, one in 11 adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. Furthermore, one in five teenagers in a serious relationship reports having been hit, slapped, or pushed by a partner. One in three female teenagers in a dating relationship has feared for her physical safety, and more than one in four teenagers have been in a relationship where a partner is verbally abusive. A similar resolution was passed by the Senate in 2007, but never considered by the House.