Texas Government Code

Sec. § 449.001

In this chapter:


“Commission” means the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.


“Genocide” means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group as such:


killing members of the group;


causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;


deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s physical destruction in whole or in part;


imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; or


forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.


“Holocaust” means the killing of approximately six million Jews and millions of other persons during World War II by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis) and Nazi collaborators as part of a state-sponsored, systematic program of genocide and other actions of persecution, discrimination, violence, or other human rights violations committed by the Nazis and Nazi collaborators against those persons.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 482), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.

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