SB 141 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
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 0666S.01T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 6/24/2015 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S1747
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2015
House Handler: Austin

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Current Bill Summary

SB 141 - 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 act is similar to HB 209 (2015) and identical to a provision of SCS/HCS/HB 807 (2015) and SB 792 (2014).