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SB 82: Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration


Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration; Requiring that a petition for compensation describe the existence of clear and convincing evidence of actual innocence; requiring the petitioner to submit fingerprints for criminal history records checks; providing that a failure to submit fingerprints within the prescribed timeframe does not warrant denial of compensation under the act; requiring that the results of the criminal history records checks be submitted to the clerk of the court; providing for use of the results by the court; requiring that the Department of Law Enforcement pay for the criminal history records checks; eliminating the requirement that a wrongfully incarcerated person provide certain court records and documentation from the Department of Corrections along with an application for compensation, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/30/2011 Senate • Filed
9/21/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 16
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 16
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Judiciary