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  • NJ A1231
  • Clarifies that crime victim has a right to make a victim impact statement directly to the defendant at sentencing.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill clarifies the right of a crime victim to make, prior to sentencing, an in-person statement directly to the sentencing court and directly to the defendant concerning the impact of the crime. Under current law, a crime victim has the right to make an in-person statement directly to the court concerning the impact of the crime. This bill clarifies that the victim also has the right to make an in-person statement directly to the defendant unless the court finds good cause why the defendant should not be present during that portion of the proceedings. Finally, the bill provides that the court shall state on the record specific reasons for not permitting an in-person statement directly to the defendant.
Judiciary
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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