HB 2379 Crime victim rights.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Crime victim rights. Adds a child's foster parents or other custodians to the definition of "victim" in the Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act for purposes of allowing victim input for sentencing. Persons defined as victims have the right to certain notifications, to be consulted about plea agreements in felony cases, to remain in the courtroom, to submit a victim impact statement and to testify at a sentencing hearing. The bill does not affect the current law definition of victim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund and would not entitle foster parents to compensation. This bill arises out of an Alexandria case where a foster mother was unable to testify at the sentencing hearing of the man convicted of killing her foster daughter. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Crime Commission and is identical to SB 1162.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 031632228  pdf
02/03/03  House: Printed as engrossed 031632228-E  pdf
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2379ER)  pdf
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 031632228
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/31/03  House: Reported from C. J. with amendment (21-Y 0-N)
02/01/03  House: Read first time
02/03/03  House: Read second time
02/03/03  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/03  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/03/03  House: Printed as engrossed 031632228-E
02/04/03  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amd (14-Y 0-N)
02/11/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: Read third time
02/12/03  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/12/03  Senate: Committee amendment rejected
02/12/03  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/12/03  Senate: Amendments by Sen. Ticer withdrawn
02/12/03  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2379ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/20/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 764 (effective 7/1/03)
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)