Summary: H.J.Res.40 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/23/2013)

Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits denial or abridgement of the rights of a crime victim to fairness, respect, and dignity. Grants a crime victim the right: (1) to reasonable notice of, and to not be excluded from, public proceedings relating to the offense; (2) to be heard at any release, plea, sentencing, or other such proceeding involving any right established under this amendment; (3) to proceedings free from unreasonable delay; (4) to reasonable notice of the release or escape of the accused; (5) to due consideration of the crime victim's safety and privacy; and (6) to restitution.

Grants the crime victim, or the victim's lawful representative, standing to fully assert and enforce such rights in any court.