NH Senate Passes Marsy's Law


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NH Senate voted in support of CACR 22, Marsy’s Law for NH, 20-3.


CONCORD – Today the NH Senate voted to pass CACR 22, Marsy’s Law for NH, with

a vote of 20-3.


“We are grateful to the New Hampshire Senate for passing CACR 22 with broad

bipartisan support today. The Senate sent a clear message to victims that they deserve

a meaningful voice in the courtroom and equal rights under the law,” said Amanda

Grady Sexton, State Director of Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire. “Our broad and

diverse coalition looks forward to continuing conversations with members of the House

about why New Hampshire crime victims need Constitutional protections that provide

them with the basic fairness and dignity they deserve.”


“Today the New Hampshire Senate spoke up for all New Hampshire citizens when they

voted to pass CACR 22. Too often, victims of crime are left without a voice and without

justice. Marsy’s Law will help to make sure that does not happen in New Hampshire,”

said Jessica Eskeland, Public Policy Specialist for the New Hampshire Coalition

Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. “No one ever chooses to become the victim

of a crime and when it happens they deserve constitutional protections.”


“My family and I want to thank everyone in the New Hampshire Senate who voted for

CACR 22 today. After suffering the horrific loss of our daughter, Lizzi, we had to fight to

protect her privacy. We didn't have the right to be heard, so we had to beg the court to

do so,” said Bob Marriott, father of rape and murder victim Lizzi Marriott. “Marsy’s

Law will protect other families from ever having to go through what we did.”


About Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire:

Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire is a grassroots effort to bring constitutional rights to

victims of crime. Under Marsy’s Law, or CACR 22, crime victims would have the right to

notification of all proceedings and would be guaranteed the right to be heard in the

criminal justice system. Victims would also have the right to have input on all plea deals

for offenders, as well as the right to restitution resulting from the financial impact of the

crime. New Hampshire is 1 of only 15 states that does not have constitutional rights for



The Marsy’s Law movement began in 1983 by Henry Nicholas, whose sister Marsy was

killed by her ex-boyfriend. One week after her murder, Marsy’s mother and Henry

walked into a grocery store where they saw the accused murderer. The family had no

idea that he had been released on bail. In an effort to honor his sister, Dr. Henry

Nicholas has made it his mission in life to help provide victims and their families across

the country with constitutional protections and equal rights.


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Website: https://nh.marsyslaw.us/