SB 792
Raises the amount the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund can pay to eligible victims and provides that the Public Safety Department can negotiate costs on behalf of victims
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Last Action:
4/7/2014 - Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2014

Current Bill Summary

SB 792 - Under current law, the Crime Victims' Compensation fund can pay eligible victims up to $200 per week for the loss of employment and for injury or death.

This act raises that amount to $400 per week.

In addition, this act provides that the Department of Public Safety may negotiate directly with providers of medical care and other services on behalf of the victim with respect to the costs of the medical or services.

This provision is similar to a provision of HCS/HB 2116 (2014) and HB 2065 (2014).