Senator Seyarto: Crime Victims' Rights Bill Signed Into Law
Last updated 9/14/2023 at 11:20am
Senator Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that the Governor has signed SB 86 into law, expanding resources available to crime victims by requiring a comprehensive website which provides victims with easy access to essential information and services.
SB 86 builds on Marsy’s Law, which was passed by voters in 2008, that ensures that victims of crime have equal rights as those accused and convicted of crimes.
First responders are required to provide victims with a physical card that lists victims’ rights and additional resources, and the same information will now be presented in a clear and concise manner on a website accessible to victims, closing an information gap to make the aftermath of a crime easier to navigate.
The website is hosted by the Victims Legal Resource Center and includes information and resources so victims can easily access services, like connecting to an attorney who can guide them through the complex legal process and learn about their rights guaranteed under the California Constitution.
“While California has some of the broadest crime victims’ rights in the United States, without guidance, many victims struggle to understand these rights and the complicated legal process which they often face alone,” said Senator Seyarto. “This law will make the information easier to access, providing clarity and relief to those dealing with trauma.”
Before being signed into law, SB 86 passed through the Senate and Assembly with no opposition and bipartisan support.
Senator Kelly Seyarto
– California’s 32nd Senate District
Senator Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta, represents California’s 32nd Senate District, which includes the cities and communities of Aguanga, Anza, Borrego Springs, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Chino Hills, Corona, Desert Edge, Desert Hot Springs, El Sobrante, French Valley, Good Hope, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Julian, La Cresta, Lake Elsinore, Lake Mathews, Lakeland Village, Menifee, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Springs, Sage, Sky Valley, Riverside, Temecula, Temescal Valley, Thousand Palms, Valle Vista, Whitewater, Wildomar, Winchester, Woodcrest, and Yorba Linda