Claims; Davey Reedy. (SB649)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Claims; Davey Reedy. Provides relief in the amount of $961,489 to Davey Reedy, who was incarcerated from 1988 until 2009 after being convicted of two counts of first degree murder and arson in the daytime. On December 21, 2015, Governor McAuliffe granted an absolute pardon to Mr. Reedy, finding that Mr. Reedy's convictions were not supported by the forensic evidence relied upon at trial. Mr. Reedy's relief would be paid as follows: (i) an initial lump sum of $192,298 to be paid within 60 days immediately following the execution of a release by Mr. Reedy from any present or future claims he may have and (ii) the sum of $769,191 to purchase an annuity before October 1, 2016, for the primary benefit of Mr. Reedy with the terms structured in his best interests. In addition, the bill entitles Mr. Reedy to receive up to $10,000 for tuition for career and technical training within the Virginia Community College System. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103642D
01/18/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB649)
02/03/2016Committee substitute printed to Web only 16104627D-S1
02/03/2016Passed by indefinitely in Finance (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)