Felony conviction; compensation for wrongful incarceration. (HB1464)

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 Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia for the disbursement of the transition assistance grant of $15,000 for payment from the Criminal Fund; provides 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


12/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100901D
12/06/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/12/2017Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
01/31/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1464)
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2017Left in Appropriations