Nevada Crime Victim Rights, Question 2 (1996)

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The Nevada Crime Victim Rights Question, also known as Question 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 2 (Crime Victim Rights)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 322,639 74.3%
No111,39925.7%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to provide specifically for the rights of victims of crime?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
The proposed amendment to the Nevada Constitution would require the Legislature to provide by law for certain rights of victims of crime. These rights would include the right to be:
1. Informed of the status of criminal proceedings related to the crime;
2. Present at public hearings in the critical stages of such proceedings; and
3. Heard at proceedings for the sentencing or release of a convicted person.
Under the provisions of the amendment, a person may not bring a lawsuit for damages based on a violation of these rights. Also, such a violation is not a reason to set aside a conviction or sentence or to continue or postpone a criminal proceeding. However, a person may initiate an action to compel a public officer or employee to carry out duties associated with victims' rights.
FISCAL NOTE
Financial Impact - Cannot be determined. The proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution would provide specifically for the rights of victims of crime. The notification of victims required by the proposal may be provided through one or more of several state agencies. The fiscal effect would be determined by the agency(s) that administer(s) the program.[1]

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