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Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Moves Forward in Nevada Senate

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Lawmakers have passed a measure that could lead to a Crime Victims' Bill of Rights in the Nevada Constitution.

The Senate Judiciary Committee amended and passed Senate Joint Resolution 17 on Friday. The measure is similar to a constitutional amendment passed in California in 2008 called Marsy's Law.

It would guarantee certain rights to crime victims, including the right to know about different steps in the defendant's court case and to have their safety considered when a bail amount is set.

Two Democrats voted against the measure. Sen. Aaron Ford said provisions about speedy processing of cases could lead to wrongful conviction and punishment.

Sen. Tick Segerblom said the bill seemed to copy provisions already in law.

Voters would have to approve it before it's added to the constitution.  (AP)

To read more about bills in this session, click here.
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