Now that Marsy’s Law has passed both chambers in the Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky voters will get to vote on the constitutional amendment.
Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville sponsored the bill and has advocated for a victims’ bill of rights for several years. He says it creates constitutional rights for those crime victims by amending the Constitution of Kentucky.
Westerfield says he’s pleased to see it pass and he feels that most voters will agree that victims deserve to know when the accused is released from custody, have a right to be present in court and more.
He says the legislation was a bipartisan effort and is one of the first major bills to pass during the 2018 session.
Marsy’s Law will come before voters on the general election ballot in November. **