Session: 2017-18
ACLU-PA Position: Opposes
Current Status: Passed the Senate and the House; requires passage in two consecutive sessions

Known as Marsy’s Law, Senate Bill 1011 proposes an amendment to Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution to establish a crime victims’ ‘bill of rights.’ This resolution would grant crime victims comparable–and enforceable–rights to “justice and due process” equal to those provided to the accused and requires that their rights are “protected in a manner no less vigorous than the rights afforded to the accused” in criminal and juvenile proceedings. Proposals to amend the constitution require passage in two consecutive sessions before being placed on the ballot for voters to decide.


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