Marsy’s Law, which would put a Victim’s Bill of Rights into our constitution, will be Question 1 on this year’s ballot.
Changing the Nevada Constitution is a lengthy process, requiring the legislature to pass the item twice before the voters make the final decision. That is the case with Marsy’s Law, which would put a Victim’s Bill of Rights into our constitution. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved Marsy’s Law in 2015 and 2017, and it will be Question 1 on this year’s ballot.
“Victims deserve to know what their rights are and know that the legislature can’t take those away while they’re not looking,” Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno said. “So that’s why this needs to be in the constitution.”
The potential law would give victims the right to information about available services, the right to be protected from the defendant, and the right to be notified of public court proceedings and to speak and be heard. It would also provide notifications of prison and jail releases of their assailants.
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