S682 - Implement Crime Victim Rights Amendment. (SL 2019-216)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-216 implements the constitutional amendment to provide better protections and safeguards to victims of crime and acts of delinquency. The act expands a victim's right to be present and heard at court proceedings; provides an enforcement procedure for failure to comply with the constitutionally guaranteed rights of victims; creates a new Article in the Juvenile Code that models the Crime Victims' Rights Act; and directs the Conference of District Attorneys and the Administrative Office of the Courts to develop procedures and forms required for implementation of this act.
The expanded protections for victims became effective August 31, 2019, and apply to offenses and acts of delinquency committed on or after that date. The portion of the act directing development of procedures and forms became effective September 4, 2019.