SB0423 (CH0602)

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Criminal Procedure - Postconviction - DNA Testing and Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 602

Synopsis:Clarifying the group of persons who may file a certain petition for postconviction DNA testing or a database or log search; authorizing a court to order a certain remedy under certain circumstances for certain classes of persons filing for postconviction DNA testing; establishing a standard required to file a petition for writ of actual innocence by a person convicted as a result of a guilty plea, an Alford plea, or a plea of nolo contendere; authorizing a court to order a certain remedy under certain circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senator Zirkin
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0395
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingJudiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Chemical Tests
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure
(8-201, 8-301)

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May 18, 2018 3:57 P.M.