SB0423

Find a 2018 Bill:

2018 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

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

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin

Status:

In the Senate - Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.


Synopsis:Clarifying the group of persons who may file a certain petition for postconviction DNA testing or a database or log search; requiring a court to order a new trial under certain circumstances for certain classes of persons filing for postconviction DNA testing and having received favorable results; defining the term "conviction" as it relates to the standard required to file a writ of actual innocence by a person convicted at trial; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Zirkin
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0395
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Committee(s):
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Chemical Tests
Evidence
Genetics
Notices
Petitions
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Trials
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure
(8-201, 8-301)

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February 15, 2018 3:07 P.M.