Marsy’s Law for Georgia passes House 169-0

For Immediate Release

March 27, 2018

 

Marsy’s Law for Georgia passes House 169-0

The Georgia House of Representatives today passed Marsy’s Law for Georgia by an overwhelming margin of 169-0. The Senate will get a vote to agree to the House changes made to the bill after the Senate passed the constitutional amendment last session. 

“This legislation passed the Senate 50-4 with strong bipartisan support in 2017, and Lt. Gov. Cagle and I feel confident the Senate will agree to the changes quickly and send this issue to the ballot for Georgians to decide this November,” said Senate sponsor John F. Kennedy (R-Macon). “Crime victims can rest assured that their push for equal rights is about to become a reality.”

The measure was carried in the House by Chairman Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) of the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee.

Georgia is one of only 14 states that have no constitutional protections for crime victims. Once the Senate confirms the House language, the constitutional amendment goes to voters for approval in November.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the leadership and hard work of many House members who strengthened this legislation and stood up for the rights of those who have suffered from crime,” said Marsy’s Law for Georgia State Director Ann Casas.


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