2013 Senate Bill 98

Authorize wrongful imprisonment compensation

Introduced in the Senate

Jan. 29, 2013

Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D-9)

To authorize payment by the state of civil damages to a person wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he or she did not commit. The damages would be $60,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment, plus “economic damages” including lost wages, plus reasonable attorney fees.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

Dec. 11, 2013

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.