West Wendover Mayor Endorses Marsy’s Law for Nevada

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September 7, 2017  ***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

West Wendover Mayor Endorses Marsy’s Law for Nevada

Mayor Corona Stands Up For Crime Victims’ Rights

Marsy’s Law for Nevada is proud to announce that West Wendover Mayor Daniel Corona has signed the endorsement for Marsy’s Law for Nevada. A fourth-generation West Wendover resident, he attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, eventually finding his way back to West Wendover to be closer to his family and the community he loves. Corona was elected Mayor in November 2016.

“I support Marsy’s Law because I believe it is important that victims are protected, especially in cases of domestic violence. I believe that it can make the difference between life or death when a victim knows the status/whereabouts of their abuser,” says Mayor Corona. He is not alone. Dozens of civic leaders including city and county officials, law enforcement, legal experts and advocacy organizations across Nevada agree that Marsy’s Law for Nevada is needed.

Just as the accused have important protected rights, the victims deserve a protected voice, information and consideration during the judicial process.

Marsy’s Law has passed two consecutive sessions of the Nevada Legislature in 2015 and 2017. Voters of Nevada will have the opportunity to vote on the question in November 2018.

 

Equal Rights for Nevada Crime Victims.  It’s just fair.

#VictimsRightsNV              

SJR 17 would ensure the:

  • Right to receive information about the services available to crime victims
  • Right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process
  • Right to be protected from the defendant
  • Right to notice of all public proceedings in the case
  • Right to be reasonably heard, upon request, at all public proceedings regarding the case
  • Right to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the case
  •  Right to full and timely restitution  

History of Marsy’s Law

The effort is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in California in 1983.  A week later he was released pending his court proceedings and went face to face with the victim’s family, who had no idea he was out of jail.  Today her brother, Dr. Henry T. Nicholas is working to secure a voice and protection for victims and their families, nationwide. Marsy’s Law measures have already passed in Illinois, California, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.

Senate Joint Resolution 17  

SJR 17 was first approved by Nevada state lawmakers in 2015 and again in 2017 as required by Nevada law for a constitutional amendment.  The measure will now go to a vote of Nevada residents in 2018 as a ballot question.