H.J.Res.40 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 04/23/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/25/2013 Committee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.J.Res.40 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.