Scott, Winston Lamont; compensation for wrongful incarceration. (HB460)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Claims; Winston Lamont Scott; compensation for wrongful incarceration. Provides relief in the amount of $159,535 to Winston Lamont Scott, who was wrongfully convicted of rape, carnal knowledge, and burglary in 1976. The compensation shall be awarded as a lump sum. Mr. Scott served over five years in prison. In March 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued a writ of actual innocence to Mr. Scott and vacated his convictions based upon previously unavailable DNA evidence. The bill allows Mr. Scott to receive career and technical training within the Virginia Community College System free of tuition charges, up to a maximum of $10,000. The bill also provides that in the event that a wrongfully incarcerated person is 60 years of age or older or is terminally ill, the General Assembly may pay the compensation owed to such person as a lump sum or shorten the duration of any annuity purchased. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100433D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/14/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB460)
01/21/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106610D-H1
01/29/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB460H1)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106610D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB460H1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB460ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB460ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 326 (effective 7/1/20)
03/12/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0326)


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 2 minutes.