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SB 28: Relief of Clifford Williams by the State of Florida

CLAIM/GENERAL by Gibson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bradley

Relief of Clifford Williams by the State of Florida; Providing for the relief of Clifford Williams; providing an appropriation to compensate him for being wrongfully incarcerated for 43 years; directing the Chief Financial Officer to draw a warrant for the purchase of an annuity; providing that the act does not waive certain defenses or increase the state’s limits of liability; providing that certain benefits are vacated upon specified findings, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $2,150,000

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/26/2020 Senate - Placed on 3rd reading
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Special Master on Claim Bills (SM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/1/2019 Senate • Filed
8/16/2019 Senate • Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 7
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 7
1/23/2020 Senate • Report Submitted by Special Master on Claim Bills -SJ 191
• Now in Judiciary
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/28/20, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/28/2020 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 213
1/29/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
2/13/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 02/18/20, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
2/18/2020 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 326
2/19/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/20/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/20/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -SJ 346
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/26/20 -SJ 346
2/26/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 341
• Placed on 3rd reading