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  • NJ A1421
  • Revises definition of victim in "Crime Victim's Bill of Rights."
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill revises the definition of "victim" under the "Crime Victim's Bill of Rights." Specifically, the bill changes the definition of "victim" to correspond with the definition of "victim" in the Victim's Rights Amendment under paragraph 22 of Article 1 of the New Jersey Constitution. The bill also revises this definition of "victim" to include a domestic partner or civil union partner. Under the bill, domestic partners and civil union partners would be entitled to protections under the Crime Victim's Bill of Rights and to receive compensation under the "Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971," P.L.1971, c.317 (C.52:4B-1 et seq.). According to the sponsor, the current practice of excluding domestic and civil union partners from these protections and benefits is unfair to the survivor and contrary to the intentions of the victim.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S180 (1R)  (on 5/26/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/26/2016 A Substituted by S180 (1R)
2/22/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
2/22/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 2/22/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/22/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported with Amendments 6 0 3