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2019 Senate Bill 68: Revise wrongful imprisonment compensation procedures

Public Act 44 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Paul Wojno D-Warren on January 29, 2019
To revise details of the state‚Äôs 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 and Public Safety Committee on January 29, 2019
Reported in the Senate on January 21, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on February 11, 2020
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 11, 2020
Reported in the House on February 18, 2020
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 3, 2020