VA HB460 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-14 - Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
Pending: House Appropriations: Compensation & General Government Committee
Hearing: Jan 28 in Shared Committee Room
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Claims; Winston Lamont Scott. Provides relief in the amount of $159,535 to Winston Lamont Scott, who was wrongfully convicted of rape, carnal knowledge, and burglary in 1976. Mr. Scott served over five years in prison. In March 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued a writ of actual innocence to Mr. Scott and vacated his convictions based upon previously unavailable DNA evidence. The bill also allows Mr. Scott to receive career and technical training within the Virginia Community College System free of tuition charges, up to a maximum of $10,000.

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Title

Relief; Scott, Winston Lamont.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-14HouseAssigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
2020-01-03HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-01-03HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100433D

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