HJ 612 Constitutional amendment; rights of victims of crime.
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Summary:
Constitutional amendment; rights of victims of crime. Adds a provision to the Virginia Bill of Rights to provide to victims of crime certain rights as may be defined and provided by law by the General Assembly. The resolution provides that victims of crime should be afforded fair and respectful treatment by public officers and employees, restitution for harm, protection from further harm, information on relevant judicial proceedings and on the release and escape of the offender, and the opportunity for meaningful participation in the criminal justice process. The provision also states that any rights which may be created do not confer a right of appeal or to modify decisions in criminal proceedings and do not create any cause of action against the Commonwealth, political subdivisions, or public officers or employees.

Full text:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD3595843  pdf
02/07/95  House: Printed as engrossed LD3595843-E  pdf
03/13/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ612ER)  pdf
04/04/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD3595843
01/23/95  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/04/95  House: Reported from Rules with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/07/95  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/95  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/07/95  House: Printed as engrossed LD3595843-E
02/07/95  House: Agreed to by House (97-Y 3-N)
02/07/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 3-N)
02/07/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/95  Senate: Read first time
02/08/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/95  Senate: Reported from P. & E. with amendments (6-Y 2-N 1-A)
02/15/95  Senate: Rules suspended (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/95  Senate: VOTE: SUSPEND THE RULES (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/95  Senate: Reading waived
02/16/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/17/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/21/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/95  Senate: Read third time
02/22/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/22/95  Senate: Committee amendments rejected
02/22/95  Senate: Agreed to by Senate (23-Y 16-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (23-Y 16-N)
03/13/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ612ER)
03/13/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/14/95  Senate: Signed by President
04/03/95  House: Assigned Chapter 706 (effective 7/1/95)
04/04/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)