Wrongful incarceration for felony conviction; individuals granted an absolute pardon. (HB559)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation for wrongful incarceration for a felony conviction.  Clarifies individuals granted an absolute pardon by the Governor may be considered under the wrongful incarceration compensation statute. The bill also provides that the amount of compensation provided under the statute be adjusted for inflation. In addition, the bill specifies that in addition to any subsequent conviction of a felony, any act resulting in the revocation of parole or probation shall also make a person who has been awarded compensation under the statute ineligible to receive any unpaid amount. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103096D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2010Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/27/2010Assigned Courts sub: #5 Constitutional Law
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB559)
02/12/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB559E
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10103096D-E
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/03/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB559E)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Reading of amendments waived
03/10/2010Committee amendments agreed to
03/10/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/10/2010Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Placed on Calendar
03/11/2010Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Senate requested conference committee
03/11/2010House acceded to request
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/11/2010Delegates: Tata, Albo, Toscano
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/2010Senators: McEachin, Puller, Blevins
03/13/2010Conference substitute printed 10106059D-H1
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
03/13/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB559ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
03/30/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB559ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.