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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.
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.)


Became Law

Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/04/2017 Signed Act PDF
    03/28/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/21/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/20/2017 Revised PDF
    02/23/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/22/2017 Engrossed PDF
    01/27/2017 Introduced PDF