Bill Status of HB5859 94th General Assembly
Short Description: VIOLENT CRIME VICTIMS-ESCROW
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Michael Tryon
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Victims' Asset Discovery Act. Provides that the Act applies to persons convicted of violent crimes (rather than first degree murder, a Class X felony, or aggravated kidnapping). Amends the Code of Civil Procedure to make conforming changes. Provides that a victim of a violent crime (rather than first degree murder, a Class X felony, or aggravated kidnapping) shall have a cause of action against a defendant who has been convicted of a violent crime, or found not guilty by reason of insanity or guilty but mentally ill of a violent crime, to recover damages suffered by the victim of the violent crime.