SB17-125

SB17-125 - Lump-sum Compensation For Exonerated Persons

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning allowing certain persons who have been exonerated of crimes to receive in lump-sum payments compensation that is owed to them by the state.

Current law requires the state to compensate persons who were wrongly convicted of crimes and subsequently incarcerated. Such compensation is paid in annual payments of $100,000 until the state's duty of compensation is satisfied. The bill allows an exonerated person to elect to receive the remaining balance of the state's duty of compensation in a lump sum by:

 

  • Notifying the state court administrator, the governor, and the general assembly of such election;
  • Completing a personal financial management instruction course; and
  • Acquiring and committing to maintain a qualified health insurance plan.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

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Senate Committees

Latest update: April 4, 2017
04/04/2017 - Governor Signed
03/29/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/28/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/27/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/21/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/20/2017 - No Amendments
03/14/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/23/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
02/23/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/22/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/16/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/13/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Finance
01/27/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary + Finance