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H 3668 Joint Resolution, By Harvin, R.L. Altman, Barfield, J.M. Baxley, H. Brown, J. Brown, M.D. Burriss, J.D. Cole, C.M. Dangerfield, Davenport, Elliott, J. Faber, Fair, E.D. Foxworth, Haskins, R.L. Helmly, D.N. Holt, A. Humphries, W.H. Jones, H.H. Keyserling, J.R. Klapman, R.A. Kohn, Lanford, T.T. Mappus, D.E. Martin, A.C. McGinnis, M. McLeod, D.E. McTeer, D.A. Moss, J.T. Petty, Phillips, Sharpe, C.L. Sturkie, Townsend, Washington, C.C. Wells, L.S. Whipper and D.E. Winstead
    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to declaration of rights, by adding Section 24 so as to provide that a victim of crime must, as a matter of right, be treated by agents of the State with dignity, respect, and sensitivity during all phases of the criminal justice process, by adding Section 25 so as to provide that a victim of crime is entitled to receive, from the perpetrator of the crime, financial compensation for any injury or loss caused by the perpetrator of the crime, and shall receive such other compensation as the State may provide, and by adding Section 26 so as to provide that before sentencing, a victim shall have the right to address the court regarding the impact of crime which the perpetrator's conduct has had upon the victim.
02/02/88House Introduced and read first time HJ-845
02/02/88House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-846

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