SB 494 Modifies provisions concerning exoneration through the use of DNA testing
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 1692S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/3/2005 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S362
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 494 - This act relates to exoneration using DNA testing.

Currently, if a person is exonerated of a crime by the results of DNA testing, he or she must file a petition for the payment of said restitution with the sentencing court within one year of the release from confinement after August 28, 2003.

This act would maintain the one year limitation on filing a petition in most circumstances. However, it allows those individuals exonerated and released prior to August 28, 2004 to file a petition for restitution within 10 years of their release.

SUSAN HENDERSON