Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Remedies for exonerated individuals. Provides that a person whose conviction is vacated on the basis of DNA evidence is entitled to compensation in the amount of $35,000 for each year that the person was wrongfully incarcerated in the department of correction. Establishes the DNA exoneration fund (fund). Appropriates $350,000 to the fund. Specifies that the attorney general shall administer the fund and receive and investigate claims for compensation from the fund. Remedies for exonerated individuals. Provides that a person whose conviction is vacated on the basis of DNA evidence is entitled to compensation in the amount of $35,000 for each year that the person was wrongfully incarcerated in the department of correction. Establishes the DNA exoneration fund (fund). Appropriates $350,000 to the fund. Specifies that the attorney general shall administer the fund and receive and investigate claims for compensation from the fund.