Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1130 -- Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment

Sponsor:  Low (39)

This bill allows for the compensation of persons who are
wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.  Within 30 days of release,
a state caseworker will arrange emergency assistance and
compensation for the released person based on an assessment of
loss and needs and a community integration plan.  Any award of
compensation by the Committee on Compensation for Wrongful
Conviction to the released person may be appealed to the Victim's
Compensation Board in the Department of Corrections.
Compensation includes reasonable and necessary expenses needed to
integrate the person back into society and reasonable attorney
fees.  Eligibility for compensation is prohibited for wrongful
imprisonment of crimes where the imprisonment was served
concurrently with a sentence for another crime.

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Missouri House of Representatives
94th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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