Proposed crime victims’ rights to go on Kentucky ballot


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky voters will decide whether to add to the state’s constitution by giving expanded rights to crime victims.

The House voted 87-3 Wednesday to pass the proposed constitutional amendment.

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The measure has already won overwhelming support in the Senate.

The proposal’s next stop will be on the November ballot, when voters will decide its fate. Known as Marsy’s Law, the proposal would increase the rights of crime victims and their families.

Those guarantees would include the right to notice of court proceedings, the right to be present at judicial hearings and the right to be heard at pleas and other proceedings.

The legislation is Senate Bill 3.