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HB13-1230: Compensation for Persons Wrongly Incarcerated

Criminal Justice
Bill Number: HB13-1230
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: Guzman/Williams, Pabon

Description:

With certain limitations, the state shall compensate a person, or the immediate family members of a person, who has been:

  • Wrongly convicted of a felony, or wrongly adjudicated a juvenile delinquent for the commission of an offense that would be a felony if committed by a person 18 years of age or older;
  • Incarcerated; and
  • Exonerated and found to be actually innocent (an exonerated person).

An exonerated person shall receive monetary compensation in an amount of $70,000 for each year that he or she was incarcerated for the crime of which he or she has been exonerated. In addition to this amount, an exonerated person shall receive compensation in an amount of:

  • $50,000 for each year that he or she was incarcerated and awaiting execution; and
  • $25,000 for each year that he or she served on parole, on probation, or as a registered sex offender as a result of the criminal offense of which he or she has been exonerated.

Current Status:

04/24/2013 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/09/2013 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/02/2013 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
05/02/2013 - Senate Third Reading Passed
03/07/2013 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations



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