All Information (Except Text) for S.J.Res.6 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kyl, Jon [R-AZ] (Introduced 01/21/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/28/1998 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S11010-11013) (All Actions)|
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Actions Overview (1)
|01/21/1997||Introduced in Senate|
01/21/1997 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (5)
|09/28/1998||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S11010-11013)|
Action By: Senate
|04/16/1997||Committee on Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-212.|
|03/19/1997||Referred to Subcommittee on Constitution, Federalism, Property.|
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
|01/21/1997||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
|01/21/1997||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S560-561)|
Action By: Senate
09/28/1998 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S11010-11013)
04/16/1997 Committee on Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-212.
03/19/1997 Referred to Subcommittee on Constitution, Federalism, Property.
01/21/1997 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
01/21/1997 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S560-561)
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Judiciary||01/21/1997||Referred to|
|Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights||03/19/1997||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administration of criminal justice
- Compensation for victims of crime
- Congressional powers
- Constitutional amendments
- Criminal justice information
- Due process of law
- Fugitives from justice
- Government publicity
- Parties to actions
- Pleas (Criminal procedure)
- Sentences (Criminal procedure)
- Speedy trial
- State laws
- Victims of crimes
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/21/1997)
Constitutional Amendment - Grants victims of crimes of violence and other crimes that the Congress may define by law the right to: (1) notice of, and to not be excluded from, all public proceedings relating to the crime; (2) be heard, if present, and to submit a statement at a public pre-trial or trial proceeding to determine a release from custody, an acceptance of a negotiated plea, or a sentence (grants such rights at a public parole proceeding, or at a non-public parole proceeding to the extent they are afforded to the convicted offender); (3) notice of a release pursuant to a public or parole proceeding or an escape; (4) a final disposition of the proceedings relating to the crime free from unreasonable delay; (5) an order of restitution from the convicted offender; (6) consideration for the victim's safety in determining any release from custody; and (7) notice of the rights established by this amendment.
Grants the victim standing to assert such rights. Provides that nothing in this amendment shall: (1) provide grounds for the victim to challenge a charging decision or a conviction, to obtain a stay of trial, or to compel a new trial or for the accused or convicted offender to obtain any form of relief; or (2) give rise to a claim for damages against the United States, a State, a political subdivision, or a public official.
Grants power to the Congress and the States to enforce this amendment within their respective jurisdictions by appropriate legislation, including the power to enact exceptions when required for compelling reasons of public safety or for judicial efficiency in mass victim cases.