BILL NO. 4

(as introduced)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017



Private Member's Bill



Dignity for Victims of Sexual Violence Act



Karla MacFarlane
Pictou West



First Reading: September 26, 2017

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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Explanatory Note

This Bill entitles a victim of sexual violence to be treated with respect when testifying about the sexual violence and enshrines the right of a victim of sexual violence to legal representation. It also requires the Director of Victim Services to pay, out of the General Revenue Fund of Nova Scotia, the reasonable costs of legal representation for a victim of sexual violence who wants, but cannot afford, legal representation in relation to the prosecution of the accused.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 14
of the Acts of 1989,
the Victims' Rights and Services Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Dignity for Victims of Sexual Violence Act.

2 Section 2 of Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1989, the Victims' Rights and Services Act, as amended by Chapter 36 of the Acts of 1992, is amended by adding immediately after clause (d) the following clause:

3 Section 3 of Chapter 14 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:

4 Chapter 14 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 4 the following Section:

5 Chapter 14 is further amended by striking out "Consolidated" everywhere it appears and substituting "General Revenue".

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