Is this an out-of-state mandate that's not right for Iowa?
Marsy’s Law for Iowa is part of a national organization called Marsy’s Law for All, however, our legislation is written by Iowans for Iowans. Marsy's Law is named after Marsalee (Marsy) Ann Nicholas, a beautiful, vibrant college student who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only one week after her murder and on the way home from the funeral service, Marsy’s family stopped at a market to pick up a loaf of bread. It was there, in the checkout line, that Marsy’s mother, Marcella, was confronted by her daughter’s murderer. Having received no notification from the judicial system, the family had no idea he had been released on bail mere days after Marsy’s murder. The experience of Marsy’s family is typical of the pain and suffering family members of murder victims so often endure. Dr. Nicholas, Marsy’s brother, created Marsy’s Law for All to honor his sister and is now lending his support to equal crime victims’ rights efforts across the United States.