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SB 170: Relief of Barney Brown by the State of Florida


Relief of Barney Brown by the State of Florida; Providing for the relief of Barney Brown, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 38 years; providing an appropriation to compensate him for his wrongful incarceration; directing the Chief Financial Officer to draw a warrant; providing that the act does not waive certain defenses or increase the state’s liability; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $1,900,000

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)
  4. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2013 Senate • Filed
1/11/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 18
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 18
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Judiciary