S.J.Res.52 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of victims of crimes.104th Congress (1995-1996)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kyl, Jon [R-AZ] (Introduced 04/22/1996)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/23/1996 Committee on Judiciary. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.J.Res.52 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/22/1996)
Constitutional Amendment - Grants victims of violent crimes the following rights: (1) to be informed of, and present at, every proceeding in which the rights to liberty, justice, and due process are extended to the accused or convicted offender; (2) to be heard at any proceeding involving sentencing and to object to a previously negotiated plea or a release from custody; (3) to be informed of any release or escape; (4) to a speedy trial, a final conclusion free from unreasonable delay, full restitution from the convicted offender, reasonable measures of protection from violence or intimidation by the accused or convicted offender; and (5) to notice of such rights.
Grants the several States and the Congress the power to implement further this amendment by appropriate legislation.