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An Act amending the act of November 24, 1998 (P.L.882, No.111), known as the Crime Victims Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in crime victims, further providing for rights, for responsibilities of victims of crime under basic bill of rights, for responsibilities of State and local law enforcement agencies and for responsibilities of prosecutor’s office; in administration, further providing for office, for powers and duties of victim advocate and for powers and duties of Office of Victims’ Services; in parole advocacy, further providing for preparole notification to victim and for petitions to deny parole upon expiration of minimum sentence; in compensation, further providing for persons eligible for compensation, for filing of claims for compensation, for minimum allowable claim, for determination of claims, for emergency awards, for awards and for confidentiality of records; in services, further providing for eligibility of victims; in financial matters, further providing for costs and for costs for offender supervision programs; and, in enforcement, further providing for subrogation. – Judiciary, July 8, 2020 – This bill amends the Crime Victims Act to make omnibus changes to victims' rights and compensation.