Bill Status of SB3682 101st General Assembly
Short Description: CLAIMS-WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Mattie Hunter - Jacqueline Y. Collins and Andy Manar
| 1/13/2021||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Court of Claims Act. Deletes language regarding the amount a court shall award to a person for time unjustly served in prison when the person imprisoned received a pardon on the ground of innocence of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned or he or she received a certificate of innocence. Provides instead that the court shall award $50,000 per year during which the person was wrongfully imprisoned and shall prorate that amount for a fraction of a year that the person was wrongfully imprisoned, including the number of years the person was awaiting trial.