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PROCLAMATION 6121—APR. 25, 1990 104 STAT. 5249 NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, including but not limited to additional U.S. note 2 to chapter 17 of the HTS, do hereby proclaim that: (1) Note 2 at the end of paragraph (c){i) of additional U.S. note 3 to chapter 17 of the HTS is deleted from the HTS, effective as to sugars, syrups or molasses entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date of signature of this proclamation. (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the quantities of sugars, syrups and molasses allocated to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras during the current quota period shall not be less than 49,758.5 metric tons, raw value, 71,034.1 metric tons, raw value, and 47,490.4 metric tons, raw value, respectively. (3) Proclamation No. 5104 of September 23, 1983, is hereby terminated. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fourteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6121 of April 25, 1990 National Crime Victims* Rights Week, 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In 1982, the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime called national attention to the plight of millions of Americans who fall prey to violence and other forms of criminal activity each year. The Task Force found that these individuals were often victimized twice—first by the crime itself, and then by the criminal justice system. Since the release of the Task Forces findings, significant changes have been made in the criminal justice system and in its treatment of crime victims. More assistance and compensation programs have been made accessible to crime victims and their families. The majority of the States have passed legislation to ensure fair treatment of crime victims, and 45 States now have a Crime Victim's Bill of Rights. On the Federal level, since passage of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, nearly $420 million has been awarded to States to aid crime victims across the Nation. These funds are not exacted from law-abiding taxpayers; rather, they come from fines and penalties assessed on convicted Federal offenders. The movement to aid crime victims and to promote greater respect for their rights and needs within the criminal justice system originated in grass-roots efforts—efforts that frequently began with one group of crime victims reaching out to help others. They have had a dramatic impact. Today, social workers, school administrators, chiu'ch congregations, business and civic leaders, lawmakers, and individual volunteers