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HB17-1071: Refund Monetary Amounts After Vacated Conviction

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB17-1071
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: P. Lee / C. Wist / R. Gardner / D. Kagan


The bill establishes a process for a person who has paid a monetary
amount due to a criminal conviction to request a refund of the amount
paid if:
• The conviction was overturned and either the charges were
dismissed or the person was acquitted following a new
trial; or
• All or part of an order for restitution was reversed and the
person paid more restitution than was ultimately ordered.
The bill directs the state court administrator to pay to the person,
from amounts appropriated from the general fund, the amount of any
refund found due.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (03/23/2017)
Sent to the Governor (03/16/2017)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/09/2017)
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments (03/08/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (02/22/2017)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/21/2017)
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor (2/17/2017)
House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/17/2017 - No Amendments (02/10/2017)
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (02/07/2017)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (01/17/2017)

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