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An act relating to victims’ compensation

The House proposes to the Senate to amend the bill by adding a new Sec. 5 to read as follows:

Sec. 5.  13 V.S.A. § 5353 is amended to read:


(a)  A victim or a dependent of a victim shall, upon application, be eligible for compensation if:

(1)  a law enforcement official has filed a report concluding that a crime was committed which resulted in the injury or death of the victim; and

(2)  the crime was committed in this state; or

(3)  the victim is a Vermont resident, the state in which the crime occurred does not have an eligible crime victim’s compensation program and the applicant would have been eligible for compensation under this chapter if the crime had been committed in this state; or

(4)  the victim is a Vermont resident who is injured or killed by an act of terrorism outside of the United Sates, to the extent that compensation is not otherwise available under federal law.

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Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont