SB 250 (2011) -  Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration

by Joyner (CO-SPONSORS) Dockery
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: 07/01/2011
Last Event: 05/07/11 S Died in Judiciary on Saturday, May 7, 2011 3:35 AM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Judiciary
  • Criminal Justice
  • Budget

Related Bills

Staff Analysis

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Vote History

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Judiciary Time: 05/07/2011 - 3:35 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Time: 05/07/2011 - 12:01 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 28 Time: 03/07/2011 - 5:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 29 Time: 01/05/2011 - 10:26 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 12/13/2010 - 2:31 PM Member: Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
961.03 CS/CS/SB 170, CS/CS/HB 443
961.06 HB 727, CS/SB 1402*

(*) Not the latest version