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HB 0172 - Claims Advisory Board; compensation of persons wrongfully convicted and imprisoned; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Carolyn Hugley (D)
Last Action: 2/8/2019 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 172 amends Article 4 of Chapter 5 of Title 28 to authorize the Claims Advisory Board to recommend to the General Assembly compensation payment for any individual convicted and imprisoned for crimes he or she did not commit. Claims shall be considered if they are filed within three years of July 1, 2019 or within 3 years of the claimant’s eligibility for compensation. Once compensated, a claimant may not bring action involving the same subject matter against the state. 

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