Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on January 29, 2013
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. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 29, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 11, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.