PRINTER'S NO. 4224
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY VEREB, MARSICO, CALTAGIRONE, TURZAI, STEPHENS, KAUFFMAN, M. K. KELLER, MASSER, MILLARD, O'NEILL, THOMAS, TOEPEL, BARRAR AND CORBIN, OCTOBER 3, 2014
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
1Amending the act of November 24, 1998 (P.L.882, No.111),
2entitled "An act providing for victims' rights; imposing
3penalties; establishing remedies; establishing the Office of
4Victim Advocate, the Bureau of Victims' Services, the
5Victims' Services Advisory Committee, the State Offender
6Supervision Fund and other funds; and making repeals,"
7providing for revictimization relief.
13Section 1304. Revictimization relief.
14(a) Action.--In addition to any other right of action and
15any other remedy provided by law, a victim of a personal injury
16crime may bring a civil action against an offender in any court
17of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive and other
18appropriate relief, including reasonable attorney fees and other
19costs associated with the litigation, for conduct which
20perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the victim.
1(b) Redress on behalf of victim.--The district attorney of
2the county in which a personal injury crime took place or the
3Attorney General, after consulting with the district attorney,
4may institute a civil action against an offender for injunctive
5or other appropriate relief for conduct which perpetuates the
6continuing effect of the crime on the victim.
7(c) Injunctive relief.--Upon a showing of cause for the
8issuance of injunctive relief, a court may issue special,
9preliminary, permanent or any other injunctive relief as may be
10appropriate under this section.
11(d) Definition.--As used in this section, the term "conduct
12which perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the
13victim" includes conduct which causes a temporary or permanent
14state of mental anguish.
15Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.