Is this amendment just part of a national effort that isn’t right for Wisconsin?
Fact: Our amendment is unique to Wisconsin. Unlike other states that have passed different versions Marsy’s Law, Wisconsin is already a leader on victims’ rights after becoming the first state to adopt a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, and after passing a state constitutional amendment in 1993. Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin worked with Wisconsinites – victims, victim advocates, the Attorney General and his Office of Crime Victim Services, legislators, law enforcement, legal experts and others – to draft a unique Wisconsin solution based on how we can update our Constitution and improve our already strong victims’ rights laws. The rights included in the approved amendment were either already in state statute and needed to be elevated to our Constitution, or were in the Constitution and needed to be clarified.