About Marsy's Law for Illinois

About Marsy’s Law for Illinois

Marsy’s Law for Illinois, also known as the Illinois Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Amendment, was on the November 4, 2014, ballot as a legislatively-referred Constitutional Amendment, where it was overwhelmingly approved with 78% of the voters. Modeled after Marsy's Law in California, which passed as a state constitutional amendment in 2008 and is among the strongest protections of crime victims’ rights in the country, and the Federal Crime Victims Rights Act, the Illinois initiative was backed by the Illinois Coalition for Enforceable Victims Rights, led by Attorney General Lisa Madigan and various other law enforcement, victims, and community organizations.