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Advocacy Update!

Crime Stoppers of Houston’s very own Rania Mankarious testified before The Texas Senate’s intergovernmental Relations Committee on March 30, 2015 in support of SB 1092. Senator Larry Taylor of Senate District 11 sponsored the bill which will allow commissioners court of a county to donate up to $100,000 to Crime Stoppers sites with populations at least 1 million residents. If approved, the act would take effect September 2015. Bodo Knochenhauer, Jr., President of the Board of Crime Stoppers of San Antonio, testified in support as did Donna Warndor, Director of Harris County Office of Legislative Relations. Ms. Warndor stated that Harris County Commissioners Court recognized the value of their partnership with Crime Stoppers of Houston. Mankarious passionately highlighted the tremendous value of the tip line and prevention programing during her testimony.

We would like to thank the Harris County Commissioners Court and Commissioner Steve Radack for their support of Crime Stoppers of Houston. Updates will follow as the bill moves forward to the House. On April 7, 2015, Rania also had the honor of meeting with Congressman John Culberson. It was a great opportunity for us to share all of the good work that Crime Stoppers is doing to keep Houston safe.

Posted by Crime Stoppers of Houston on 8 Apr 2015