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H.R.4165: Justice for Crime Victims Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 6 (1 Democrat, 5 Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Justice for Crime Victims Act of 2014 - Amends the federal criminal code to add to the list of crime victims' rights: (1) the right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain or deferred prosecution agreement, and (2) the right to be informed of victims' rights and the services described in the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990 and to be provided contact information for the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Requires the court of appeals to: (1) take up and decide an application for relief and writ of mandamus regarding a victim's rights within 72 hours after a petition has been filed (current law), unless the litigants, with the court's approval, have stipulated to a different time period for consideration; and (2) apply ordinary standards of appellate review in deciding such application.

Defines "court of appeals" for purposes of crime victims' rights provisions to mean: (1) the U.S. court of...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
March 6, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.