Abbott signs HB 3257 into law, creates antisemitism advisory commission

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Gov. Greg Abbott today signed House Bill (HB) 3257 into law to establish the Texas Holocaust, Genocide and Antisemitism Advisory Commission. This commission will produce biennial studies of antisemitism in Texas, work with schools and institutions of higher education to develop effective methods to combat antisemitism while also implementing Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs. 

Abbott was joined for the bill signing by representatives Phil King, Craig Goldman, Tan Parker, and Doc Anderson, Consulate General of Israel Gilad Katz, and members of the Israel National Defense College, the Jewish Federation and the American Jewish Committee.

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