Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 053033
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File Number: 053033 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1363-05 Control: County Commission
File Name: URGE CONGRESS TO PASS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 2005 Introduced: 10/31/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/6/2005
Agenda Date: 12/6/2005 Agenda Item Number: 11A16
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 2005 AND FULLY FUND ALL ITS PROVISIONS
Indexes: VIOLENCE
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 12/6/2005 11A16 Adopted P

Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 11/9/2005 2J Forwarded with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 10/31/2005 Assigned Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 11/9/2005

County Attorney 10/31/2005 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 2005 AND FULLY FUND ALL ITS PROVISIONS

BODY
WHEREAS, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) was a significant step forward in acknowledging that domestic and sexual violence causes tremendous harm to our society; and
WHEREAS, VAWA put substantial government resources toward helping millions of women, children and families; and
WHEREAS, VAWA increased options for victims and made it possible for many victims to leave abusive relationships; and
WHEREAS, VAWA improved the criminal justice system's response to violence by training police and prosecutors to respond more effectively; and
WHEREAS, in 2000, Congress reauthorized VAWA and added important services for immigrant, rural, disabled, and older women; and
WHEREAS, VAWA is a successful government program that over the last decade has begun to make progress as domestic and sexual violence have begun to decline; and
WHEREAS, VAWA is set to expire this year, and if Congress does not reauthorize it and increase funding, the gains made could be reversed,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 and fully fund all its provisions.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the members of the Miami-Dade County Congressional Delegation.
Section 3. This Board directs the County's Federal lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2006 Federal Legislative Package.



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