SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law passed the Illinois Senate on Tuesday, May 26 with a unanimous vote of 59-0.
The Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights constitutional amendment was a ballot measure in November 2014 that received overwhelming support from Illinois voters.
The implementation bill, HB 1121, passed the Illinois House at 112-2 on April 23.
HB 1121 reconciles the 1993 Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act with the Constitutional Crime Victims’ Rights Amendment adopted by voters in November 2014.
It will provide victims of violent crime with important, enforceable protections to ensure their safety and promote justice.