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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.)



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