Marsy’s Law will be on 2018 ballot

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The Fernley Reporter

A proposed amendment to the state Constitution regarding the rights of crime victims has received its designation for the November 2018 election as Ballot Question 1.

Supporters of the bill, known as “Marsy’s Law”, say the bill would give victims of crimes a variety of rights and protections.

According to its supporters, Marsy’s Law would ensure victims the:

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  • Right to receive information about the services available to crime victims
  • Right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process
  • Right to be protected from the defendant
  • Right to notice of all public proceedings in the case
  • Right to be reasonably heard, upon request, at all public proceedings regarding the case
  • Right to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the case
  • Right to full and timely restitution

Some opponents of the bill are opposed to amending the state Constitution, and say that several of the bills provisions are already in state law.

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