Claims; Danial J Williams, Joseph Jesse Dick, Jr., Eric Cameron Wilson, and Derek Elliot Tice. (HB762)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Claims; Danial J Williams, Joseph Jesse Dick, Jr., Eric Cameron Wilson, and Derek Elliot Tice. Provides for the relief of Danial J Williams, Joseph Jesse Dick, Jr., Eric Cameron Wilson, and Derek Elliot Tice, also known as the Norfolk Four, who were wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of Michelle Moore Bosko. The relief for each claimant is contingent on the claimant's entering into an agreement requiring the City of Norfolk to compensate him at least the amount of the state relief. The bill authorizes the Commonwealth to provide additional compensation to a wrongfully incarcerated person if a state or local officer fabricates evidence used to obtain a wrongful conviction and withholds evidence establishing the person's innocence. Such compensation is in addition to compensation for wrongful incarceration and may not exceed the amount awarded for wrongful incarceration. The bill provides that such additional compensation shall not become effective until the wrongfully incarcerated person releases any claims against the Commonwealth and, if applicable, enters into an agreement with the agency or locality that fabricated and withheld evidence whereby such agency or locality matches the amount of compensation provided by the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to SB 772. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101001D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2018Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18106685D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106685D-H1
02/12/2018Amendment by Delegate Jones,, S.C. agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB762EH1
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18106685D-EH1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/20/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Committee substitute printed 18107359D-S1
02/21/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read third time
02/22/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107359D-S1
02/22/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB762S1
02/22/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Placed on Calendar
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107359D-S1 (0-Y 96-N 2-A)
02/27/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2018House acceded to request
03/02/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2018Delegates: Jones, S.C., Poindexter, Torian
03/05/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2018Senators: Surovell, Norment, Carrico
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108164D-H2
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB762ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 502 (effective - see bill)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0502)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB772.