H.J.Res.71 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims.105th Congress (1997-1998)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 04/15/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/25/1997 Committee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.71 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/15/1997)
Constitutional Amendment - Grants victims of violent crimes or crimes for which the defendant can be imprisoned for longer than one year the right: (1) to notice of, and to not be excluded from, all public proceedings relating to the crime; (2) to be heard, if present, and to submit a written statement at all public proceedings (and non-public parole proceedings to the extent the convicted offender is afforded such rights) relating to the crime to determine a release from custody, an acceptance of a negotiated plea, or a sentence; (3) to notice of any release or escape from custody relating to the crime; (4) to seek relief from an unreasonable delay of the final disposition of the proceedings relating to the crime; (5) to an order of restitution from the convicted offender; (6) to consideration for the victim's safety in determining any release from custody; and (7) to notice of the rights established by this amendment.
Grants the victim standing to assert such rights.
Grants power to the Congress and the States to enforce this amendment.