Felony conviction; compensation for wrongful incarceration. (HB976)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation for wrongful incarceration for a felony conviction. Clarifies the process by which a person who has been awarded compensation for wrongful incarceration requests the payment of a transition assistance grant of $15,000 from the Criminal Fund. The bill provides that such grant shall be disbursed to such person within 30 days of receipt of a written request for disbursement by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Current law does not specify the process by which the person wrongfully incarcerated requests and receives such grant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103660D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18105953D-H1
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2018Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB976H1)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105953D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB976H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB976ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB976ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 302 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0302)