Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Filed: 4/6/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2191 on page 2, by
3replacing lines 9 through 13 with the following:
4    "wrongfully imprisoned, including any pretrial detention
5    period regarding the offense or offenses in question. In
6    its determination of the award, the court shall include
7    the number of years the person was imprisoned while
8    awaiting trial. The court shall award attorney's fees in
9    an amount not to exceed 10% of the award granted. If
10    attorney's fees are requested in an amount over $15,000,
11    the court shall consider the petition for attorney's fees,
12    supported by an affidavit setting forth the expenses,
13    hours spent, hourly rates reasonably necessary to obtain
14    the award, and any unpaid attorney's fees directly related
15    to obtaining the certificate of innocence underlying the
16    claim. The ; provided, the amount of the award is"; and



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1on page 6, immediately below line 2, by inserting the
3    "Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.".