Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1837 -- Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment

Sponsor:  Low (39)

This bill allows for the compensation of persons who are
wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.  A state caseworker will
arrange for emergency assistance for 30 days upon release from a
correctional institution.  Within 30 days of release, the
caseworker must complete 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 within
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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94th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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