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2018 Senate Bill 896: Revise wrongful imprisonment compensation procedures
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 8, 2018
To revise details of the state’s revised judicature law to remove apparent obstacles it presents to implementing a 2016 law that authorized payment of $50,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment served by a person who did not commit the crime. This bill was introduced after several court rulings prevented eligible individuals from collecting.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 8, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 22, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2018.
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(same description)
To revise details of the state’s revised judicature law to remove apparent obstacles it presents to implementing a 2016 law that authorized payment of $50,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment served by a person who did not commit the crime. This bill was introduced after several court rulings prevented eligible individuals from collecting.
Received in the House on June 12, 2018
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on June 12, 2018
Reported in the House on November 28, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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