Writ of actual innocence; basis on nonbiological evidence, untested evidence. (HB2086)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence; untested evidence. Allows a writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence to be granted if scientific testing of previously untested evidence, regardless of whether such evidence was available or known at the time of conviction, proves that no trier of fact would have found proof of guilt of the person petitioning for the writ, provided that the testing procedure was not available at the time of conviction. The bill also eliminates the provision that limits a petitioner to only one writ for any conviction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102921D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2086)
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice