Summary: H.J.Res.59 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/09/2009)

Constitutional Amendment - Grants victims of violent crime the right to: (1) reasonable notice of any public proceeding involving the crime, any release or escape from custody relating to the crime, a proposed pardon or commutation of a sentence, and of the rights established by this amendment; (2) be heard and to submit a statement in proceedings for a conditional release from custody, an acceptance of a negotiated plea, a sentencing, or a parole proceeding; (3) consideration of their interest that any trial be free from unreasonable delay; (4) an order of restitution from the offender; and (5) consideration of their safety in determining any conditional release from custody relating to the crime.