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SB 556: Compensation of Victims of Wrongful Incarceration

GENERAL BILL by Bracy

Compensation of Victims of Wrongful Incarceration; Providing that a person is disqualified from receiving compensation under the Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Act if, before or during the person’s wrongful conviction and incarceration, the person was convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, any violent felony; specifying that a wrongfully incarcerated person who is released from wrongful incarceration to parole or community supervision and who commits a violent felony, rather than a felony law violation, resulting in revocation of the parole or community supervision is ineligible for compensation, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 494 (Ch. 2017-120)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/27/2017 Senate • Filed
2/9/2017 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 76
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 76
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 494 (Ch. 2017-120)