H.J.Res. 59 (111th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims.

Jul 09, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bart Stupak
Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district
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Jul 09, 2009
4 pages

This resolution was introduced on July 9, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 09, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 09, 2009

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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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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.

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