HB 1650 Relief; Keith Allen Harward.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Claims; Keith Allen Harward. Provides relief in the amount of $1,548,439 to Keith Allen Harward, who was incarcerated from 1983 until 2016 after being convicted of first degree murder. In 2016 he was granted a Writ of Actual Innocence by the Supreme Court of Virginia based upon DNA evidence that excluded Mr. Harward as the perpetrator of the crime. Mr. Harward's relief would be paid as follows: (i) an initial lump sum of $309,688 to be paid within 60 days immediately following the execution of a release by Mr. Harward from any present or future claims he may have and (ii) the sum of $1,238,751 to purchase an annuity before October 1, 2017, for the primary benefit of Mr. Harward with the terms structured in his best interests. In addition, the bill entitles Mr. Harward to receive up to $10,000 for tuition for career and technical training within the Virginia Community College System. This bill is identical to SB 1479.

Full text:
01/04/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103653D  pdf | impact statement
01/30/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104717D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1650ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)  pdf

Status:
01/04/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103653D
01/04/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/12/17  House: Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
01/25/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104717D-H1
02/01/17  House: Read first time
02/02/17  House: Passed by for the day
02/03/17  House: Read second time
02/03/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104717D-H1
02/03/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1650H1
02/06/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance
02/14/17  Senate: Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Read third time
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Enrolled
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1650ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)