Writ of actual innocence; a person may petition based on biological evidence regardless of plea. (HB104)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Petition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person may petition for a writ of actual innocence based on biological evidence regardless of the type of plea he entered at trial. Under current law, a person may petition for a writ based on biological evidence if he (i) entered a plea of not guilty, (ii) is convicted of murder, or (iii) is convicted of a felony for which the maximum punishment is imprisonment for life. The bill also clarifies that the Attorney General may join a petition for a writ of actual innocence filed in connection with an adjudication of delinquency. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/13/2017Committee
12/13/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103265D
12/13/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice