Claims; Bennett Barbour's estate. (SB1132)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Claims; Bennett Barbour. Provides relief in the amount of $162,844 to Bennett Barbour, who was incarcerated twice for a total of five years and nine months after being convicted of crimes of rape, burglary, and grand larceny; 324 days of his time served is attributable to the rape conviction. Mr. Barbour has been issued a writ of actual innocence for the rape conviction. The relief will be paid as follows: (i) an initial lump sum of $32,569 to be paid within 60 business days immediately following the execution of a release by Mr. Barbour from any present or future claims he may have and (ii) the sum of $130,275 to purchase an annuity before September 30, 2013, for the primary benefit of Mr. Barbour with the terms of such annuity structured in Mr. Barbour's best interests based on consultation among Mr. Barbour or his representatives, the State Treasurer, and other necessary parties. The bill also contains an emergency clause and will become law upon its passage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13100729D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2013Committee substitute printed 13104642D-S1
01/29/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104642D-S1
01/31/2013Emergency clause deleted
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1132S1
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2013Assigned App. sub: Technology Oversight & Government Activities
02/13/2013Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB1132
02/15/2013Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1132ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/26/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1132ER)
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 153 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.