H.Res. 960: Expressing support for designation of January 2010 as "National Stalking Awareness Month" to raise awareness and encourage prevention of stalking

H.Res. 960

Expressing support for designation of January 2010 as "National Stalking Awareness Month" to raise awareness and encourage prevention of stalking

Sponsor
Rep. Ted Poe

Date
February 2, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 960 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on December 9, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 960 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the designation of ‘National Stalking Awareness Month' to educate the people of the United States about stalking;
• "Encourages the people of the United States to applaud the efforts of the many victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, national and community organizations, and private sector supporters for their efforts in promoting awareness about stalking;
• "Encourages policymakers, criminal justice officials, victim service and social service agencies, colleges and universities, nonprofits, and others to recognize the need to increase awareness of stalking and the availability of services for stalking victims; and
• "Urges national and community organizations, businesses in the private sector, and the media to promote awareness of the crime of stalking through ‘National Stalking Awareness Month'."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, January 2010 would be an appropriate month to designate as "National Stalking Awareness Month".