Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/SB 1201 - This act provides that a person may assert a claim of actual innocence as part of his or her habeas corpus proceeding if he or she establishes by clear and convincing evidence that there exists newly discovered, admissible evidence that could not have been previously discovered through the exercise of due diligence and that no reasonable factfinder would have found the petitioner guilty of the offense or offenses.

The records of the person's trial, appeal, and post-conviction proceedings shall be admitted into evidence if offered by either party.


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