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SB 250: Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration

GENERAL BILL by Joyner ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Dockery

Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration; Requires that a petition for compensation describe the existence of clear and convincing evidence of actual innocence. Requires the petitioner to submit fingerprints for criminal history records checks. Provides for compensation of reasonable attorney's fees and expenses, up to $50,000, incurred for pursuing compensation for wrongful incarceration. Precludes submission of an application for compensation if the wrongfully incarcerated person has received a prior favorable judgment from a civil action arising out of the wrongful incarceration, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Location: In committee/council (JU)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/13/2010 Senate • Filed
1/5/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 29
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 28
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary