Claims; Danial J Williams, Joseph Jesse Dick, Jr., Eric Cameron Wilson, and Derek Elliot Tice. (SB772)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


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 HB 762. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103858D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Committee substitute printed 18107058D-S1
02/13/2018Read second time
02/13/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107058D-S1
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB772S1
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107417D-H1
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107417D-H1
02/27/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB772H1
02/27/2018Passed House with substitute (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/27/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/27/2018Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/27/2018VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (97-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018House insisted on substitute
03/02/2018House requested conference committee
03/05/2018Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2018Senators: Surovell, Norment, Carrico
03/06/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2018Delegates: Jones, S.C., Poindexter, Torian
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108139D-S2
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB772ER)
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 503 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 503 (effective - see bill)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0503)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 54 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB762.