Claims; Thomas Edward Haynesworth. (SB41)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Claims; Thomas Edward Haynesworth.  Provides relief in the amount of $796,428 to Thomas Edward Haynesworth, who was incarcerated for 27 years from 1984 until 2011 after being convicted of crimes of rape, sodomy, abduction with intent to defile, attempted robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  The convictions were for crimes in three different cases. Mr. Haynesworth has been issued a writ of actual innocence for all convictions in all of the cases.  The relief would be paid as follows: (i) an initial lump sum of $159,286 to be paid within the 60 business days immediately following the execution of a release by Mr. Haynesworth from any present or future claims he may have and (ii) the sum of $637,142 to purchase an annuity for the primary benefit of Mr. Haynesworth with the terms of such annuity structured in Mr. Haynesworth's best interests based on consultation between Mr. Haynesworth or his representatives, the State Treasurer, and other necessary parties.  The annuity would be purchased before October 1, 2012. In addition, the bill entitles Mr. Haynesworth to receive up to $10,000 for tuition for career and technical training within the Virginia Community College System.

The total amount of the relief was computed pursuant to the statutory provisions of 8.01-195.11. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100105D
01/03/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Committee substitute printed 12105056D-S1
02/09/2012Incorporates SB649
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read second time
02/10/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105056D-S1
02/10/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB41S1
02/13/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Placed on Calendar
02/15/2012Read first time
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Technology Oversight & Government Activities
02/28/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/29/2012Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Committee substitute printed 12105711D-H1
03/02/2012Read second time
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105711D-H1
03/05/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB41H1
03/05/2012Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
03/05/2012Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Passed by temporarily
03/06/2012Passed by for the day
03/07/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012House insisted on substitute
03/08/2012House requested conference committee
03/08/2012Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: Marsh, Newman, Vogel
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2012Delegates: Massie, Peace, Dance
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB41ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 611 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0611)


This bill mentions Henrico, Richmond.


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 4 minutes.