SB 1479 Relief; Keith Allen Harward.
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Summary as introduced:

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 HB 1650.

Full text:
01/17/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103998D  pdf | impact statement
02/17/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1479ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0658)  pdf

Status:
01/17/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103998D
01/17/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance
01/31/17  Senate: Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)
02/01/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/17  House: Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/13/17  House: Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  House: Read second time
02/15/17  House: Read third time
02/15/17  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/17/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1479ER)
02/17/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/20/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 658 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0658)