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SB17-125

Lump-sum Compensation For Exonerated Persons

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.
Session:
2017 Regular Session

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.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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