Summary: S.J.Res.52 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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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.