House Joint Resolution 2010 H-8241 Amend House Joint Resolution 2010 as follows: 1 1. By striking everything after the resolving clause and 2 inserting: 3 < Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of 4 the State of Iowa is proposed: 5 Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa is amended 6 by adding the following new section: 7 Crime victims —— rights. SEC. 26. A victim of a crime 8 as defined by law shall be entitled to certain basic rights, 9 including the right to be informed of and to be present at all 10 public proceedings involving the criminal offense and to be 11 heard at sentencing or at any other time deemed appropriate by 12 the court, to the extent that these rights do not interfere 13 with the constitutional rights of the accused. 14 This section shall not be construed as creating a cause 15 of action for money damages against the state, a county, a 16 municipality, or any agencies, instrumentalities, or employees 17 thereof. The general assembly may provide for other remedies 18 to ensure adequate enforcement of this section. 19 This section shall not be construed to authorize a court 20 to set aside or to void a finding of guilt or innocence or an 21 acceptance of a plea of guilty or to set aside any sentence 22 imposed in any criminal case. 23 Sec. 2. REFERRAL AND PUBLICATION. The foregoing proposed 24 amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred 25 to the general assembly to be chosen at the next general 26 election for members of the general assembly, and the secretary 27 of state is directed to cause the proposed amendment to be 28 published for three consecutive months previous to the date of 29 that election as provided by law. > 30 ______________________________ HINSON of Linn -1- HJR2010.4543 (2) 87 jm/rh 1/ 1 #1.