H.Res. 1104: Supporting the mission and goals of 2010 National Crime Victims' Rights Week

H.Res. 1104

Supporting the mission and goals of 2010 National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Sponsor
Rep. Jim Costa

Date
April 19, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1104 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) on February 24, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1104 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the mission and goals of 2010 National Crime Victims' Rights Week to increase public awareness of-
o (A) the impact on victims and survivors of crime; and
o (B) the constitutional and statutory rights and needs of such victims and survivors;
• "Recognizes that fairness, dignity, and respect comprise the very foundation of how victims and survivors of crime should be treated; and
• "Directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to the Office for Victims of Crime within the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, "2010 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 18 through April 24, 2010, provides an opportunity for justice systems in the United States to strive to reach the goal of justice for all by ensuring that all victims are afforded legal rights and provided with assistance as they face the financial, physical, spiritual, psychological, and social impact of crime."