Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is celebrating its one year anniversary

Supporters of the amendment gave examples of how Marsy's law is at work in Wisconsin

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is celebrating the one year anniversary of the crime victims’ amendment becoming law in the state.

Supporters of the amendment gave examples of how Marsy’s law is at work in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin State Representative Todd Novak of the 51st Assembly District said, “So many victims would run into their accusers in the store and not even know they were out. In an area where everybody knows everybody, is the way my district is, I think that was very heartwrenching to hear stories about running into soeone who’s been accused of doing horrible things to you that you didn’t know was out. And that’s happening now… now victims are being notified.”

Representative Novak is also one of the authors of the bill in Wisconsin.

Another important aspect of this law is it allows victims to be heard in court for bond hearings.

75-percent of Wisconsin voters and all 72 of Wisconsin counties voted yes to Marsy’s Law one year ago.

Marsy’s Law was named after Marsalee (Marsy) Nicholas, a beautiful, vibrant University of California Santa Barbara student, who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983.