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SB 36: Relief of Barney Brown by the State of Florida

CLAIM/GENERAL by Thurston

Relief of Barney Brown by the State of Florida; Providing for the relief of Barney Brown, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 38 years; providing an appropriation to compensate him for his wrongful incarceration; providing that the act does not waive certain defenses or increase the state’s liability; providing that the appropriation satisfies all present and future claims related to the arrest, conviction, and incarceration of Mr. Brown; prohibiting the award of any additional amounts for specified purposes, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $1,900,000

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/2/2021 Senate - Introduced -SJ 36
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
7/31/2020 Senate • Filed
12/9/2020 Senate • Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills -SJ 36
2/24/2021 Senate • Also referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 36
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 36