Felony conviction; compensation for wrongful incarceration. (HB701)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation for wrongful incarceration for a felony conviction. Establishes a process for a person wrongfully incarcerated to submit a written request to the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court for the disbursement of the transition assistance grant of $15,000 for payment from the Criminal Fund, provides a a 30-day timeframe, or as soon as practicable, within which such grant must be paid, and removes the provision that such grant amount be deducted from any compensation awarded for wrongful incarceration. Current law does not specify the process for the person wrongfully incarcerated to receive such grant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100529D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 5-N)
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB701)
01/18/2016Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice