The chairman of the Legislature’s interim Judiciary Committee is drafting a bill to help clarify Marsy’s law.
That’s the initiated Constitutional amendment on victims’ rights voters passed in 2016.
Sen. David Hogue (R-Minot) said his bill would require a crime victim to affirmatively invoke Marsy’s law, rather than assuming it’s automatic.
"Of all the rights they (crime victims) have, in over half of them, it specifically says the Marsy's Law rights have to be asserted by the victim," Hogue said. "In some of them, it's silent."