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Crime victims’ rights.
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I, Section 8
Adopted: November 27, 1996 by a popular vote of 656,223 in favor and 179,882 against.
“It is certainly not the intent to provide a veto power to the victim of a crime. But the intent is to allow a victim to express an opinion … to the court, rather than … indirectly throught the prosecutor ….”
--Rep. Lawlor speaking on the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives , April 25th, 1996, to explain proposed constitutional amendment S.J.R. No. 13 which would provide for the rights of crime victims.