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SB 54: 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; providing an appropriation to compensate Mr. Brown for being wrongfully incarcerated for 38 years; declaring that the Legislature does not waive certain defenses or increase the state’s limits of liability with respect to this act; providing that the appropriation satisfies all present and future claims related to the arrest, conviction, and incarceration of Mr. Brown, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $1,900,000

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/11/2022 Senate - Introduced -SJ 6
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Special Master on Claim Bills (SM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/2/2021 Senate • Filed
    9/21/2021 Senate • Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 6
    1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 6

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  • SB 54, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 8/2/2021 at 2:10 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 6503 Relief/Barney Brown/State of Florida Geller Identical Last Action: 1/11/2022 H 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)

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