Wrongful incarceration; compensation. (SB755)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation for wrongful incarceration. Modifies the formula for compensating wrongfully incarcerated persons to equal $55,000 per year of incarceration, adjusted for inflation, changes the amount of compensation that may be paid out as a lump sum to equal 25 percent of the total award with the remainder to be paid out as an annuity with a term of 10 years, provides that the General Assembly may pay to the wrongfully incarcerated person the amount of court costs and other charges incurred to receive the compensation, and allows a wrongfully incarcerated person who submitted an Alford plea to receive compensation for such wrongful incarceration. The bill also provides an income tax subtraction for any compensation awarded to a wrongfully incarcerated person. This bill is identical to HB 397. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104851D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB755)
02/01/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB755)
02/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Floor substitute printed 22105763D-S1 (Lucas)
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Committee amendments rejected
02/03/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2022Substitute by Senator Lucas agreed to 22105763D-S1
02/03/2022Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB755S1
02/04/2022Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB755S1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Committee substitute printed 22106904D-H1
02/25/2022Read second time
02/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB755H1)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106904D-H1
02/28/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB755H1
02/28/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House insisted on substitute
03/03/2022House requested conference committee
03/07/2022Senate acceded to request (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2022Senators: Lucas, Edwards, Surovell
03/09/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2022Delegates: Bloxom, Bell, Sullivan
03/12/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/12/2022Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/12/2022VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB755ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB755ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0573)

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