Introduced by Rep. Steven Johnson (R) on February 28, 2019
To appropriate $10 million to make good on the promise made by 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. The bill would require the Attorney General to file reports with the legislature on the status of claims, settlements and awards under this law. Reportedly the fund created to provide this compensation currently has just $1.1 million, and the estimated amount of claims is $22 million. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 28, 2019
Reported in the House on March 6, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.