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SB 269

(Senators Bradford, Glazer, Monning, Roth, and Wiener) Automatic Compensation For Exonerees

California has long recognized its obligation to compensate individuals who have been wrongfully convicted as evidenced by the decades old California Penal Codes sections 4900 – 4904. However, the current process requires exonerees to continue to litigate their cases for years after their release from custody to obtain compensation, despite having overcome huge obstacles to get their convictions reversed and charges dismissed in the first place. Additionally, not all exonerees are compensated for their wrongful incarceration despite a court having reversed their convictions and charges dismissed. SB 269 is an effort to make the compensation process more efficient, consistent and just for all exonerees.

SB 651

(Senator Glazer)