PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 472, 718
PRINTER'S NO. 2354
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, TOMLINSON, TEPLITZ, WARD, YUDICHAK, FONTANA, RAFFERTY, FOLMER, WASHINGTON, BREWSTER, BLAKE, ERICKSON, WAUGH, BROWNE, SOLOBAY, COSTA, McILHINNEY, TARTAGLIONE, FARNESE AND BOSCOLA, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, OCTOBER 6, 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,"
<-7further providing for petitions to deny parole upon
8expiration of minimum sentence. <-providing for revictimization
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1before the [board or hearing examiner] panel or the majority of
2those board members charged with making the parole release
3decision or, in the alternative, the victim's or the victim's
4representative's testimony may be presented by [conference call]
5electronic means as provided by the board. The testimony of a
6victim [before the board] or a victim's representative shall be
7confidential. Records maintained by the department and the board
8pertaining to victims shall be kept separate[. Current] from
9other records and these victim records, including current
10address, telephone number and any other personal information of
11the victim and family members, shall be deemed confidential.
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18Section 1304. Revictimization relief.
19(a) Action.--In addition to any other right of action and
20any other remedy provided by law, a victim of a personal injury
21crime may bring a civil action against an offender in any court
22of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive and other
23appropriate relief, including reasonable attorney fees and other
24costs associated with the litigation, for conduct which
25perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the victim.
26(b) Redress on behalf of victim.--The district attorney of
27the county in which a personal injury crime took place or the
28Attorney General, after consulting with the district attorney,
29may institute a civil action against an offender for injunctive
30or other appropriate relief for conduct which perpetuates the
1continuing effect of the crime on the victim.
2(c) Injunctive relief.--Upon a showing of cause for the
3issuance of injunctive relief, a court may issue special,
4preliminary, permanent or any other injunctive relief as may be
5appropriate under this section.
6(d) Definition.--As used in this section, the term "conduct
7which perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the
8victim" includes conduct which causes a temporary or permanent
9state of mental anguish.
10Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.