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Act 289, originating as HB 170, provides for a victims’ “Bill of Rights.” Crime victims must be notified of specific events in the judicial process, including the capture, charging, or conviction of a suspect or when a convict is under parole consideration. Act 289 also increases the compensation available to crime victims to a maximum aggregate amount of $10,000. Act 290, originating as HB 178, authorizes the appointment of additional assistant district attorneys and expands their duties. Under Act 290, district attorneys and assistant district attorneys will be responsible for assisting crime victims through the criminal justice process.

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