Published 27.AUG.09
Governor signs bill with Houston survivors, HMH leadership and co-sponsors
Gov. Rick Perry, on Aug. 18, ceremonially signed Senate Bill 482, establishing the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. The legislation, authored by Sens. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, and sponsored in the House by Reps. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, and Ellen Cohen, D-Houston, sought to ensure broader and deeper understanding regarding the Holocaust and other genocides of the 20th century.

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