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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 payable to an irrevocable trust for the benefit of Clifford Williams; 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: 5/26/2020 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
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)

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  • 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
    3/3/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 371
    • Amendment(s) adopted (819976) -SJ 371
    • Passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 371
    3/3/2020 House • In Messages
    3/6/2020 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 808
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/20
    • Received -HJ 808
    3/9/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 990
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/10/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1019
    • Passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 1020
    3/10/2020 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 659
    5/26/2020 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor

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  • SB 28, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/10/2020 at 7:52 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 6507 (c1) Relief/Clifford Williams/State of Florida Daniels Identical Last Action: 3/9/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 28 passed -HJ 994

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  • SB 28, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/3/2020 at 11:05 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 6507 (c1) Relief/Clifford Williams/State of Florida Daniels Identical Last Action: 3/9/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 28 passed -HJ 994

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/10/2020 10:57 AM House 116 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    768.28 Waiver of sovereign immunity in tort actions; recovery limits; limitation on attorney fees; statute of limitations; exclusions; indemnification; risk management programs.
    1001.44 Career centers.

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  • SB 28, Original Filed Version Posted 8/1/2019 at 5:11 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Special Master on Claim Bills 1/23/2020 (pdf)
    Judiciary 1/28/2020 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice 2/18/2020 (pdf)
    Appropriations 2/20/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 6507 (c1) Relief/Clifford Williams/State of Florida Daniels Similar Last Action: 3/9/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 28 passed -HJ 994

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    819976 - Amendment
    Delete lines 70 - 94 and insert:
    Gibson 2/27/2020
    5:10 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/3/2020
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    Committee Votes (3)

    Date Committee Result
    1/28/2020 4:00 PM Judiciary 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/18/2020 1:30 PM Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice 8 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/20/2020 9:00 AM Appropriations 20 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/3/2020 10:26 AM Senate 40 Yeas - 0 Nays

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