H.Con.Res. 104: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

H.Con.Res. 104

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Date
April 28, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 104 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on April 22, 2009. 

 

 

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 104 resolves that:

•  "It is the sense of Congress that;

o    "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month provides a special opportunity to educate the people of the United States about sexual violence and to encourage the prevention of sexual assault, the improved treatment of its survivors, and the prosecution of its perpetrators;

o    "it is appropriate to properly acknowledge the more than 20,000,000 men and women who have survived sexual assault in the United States and salute the efforts of survivors, volunteers, and professionals who combat sexual assault;

o    "national and community organizations and private sector supporters should be recognized and applauded for their work in promoting awareness about sexual assault, providing information and treatment to its survivors, and increasing the number of successful prosecutions of its perpetrators; and

o    "public safety, law enforcement, and health professionals should be recognized and applauded for their hard work and innovative strategies to increase the percentage of sexual assault cases that result in the prosecution and incarceration of the offenders;

•  "Congress strongly recommends national and community organizations, businesses in the private sector, colleges and universities, and the media to promote, through National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, awareness of sexual violence and strategies to decrease the incidence of sexual assault; and

•  "Congress supports the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month."

 

 

Background

April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.