SENATE BILL No. 69

 

 

January 29, 2019, Introduced by Senators WOJNO, MOSS, HERTEL, CHANG, ALEXANDER, OUTMAN, BULLOCK, GEISS, MCMORROW, POLEHANKI and BAYER and referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 2016 PA 343, entitled

 

"Wrongful imprisonment compensation act,"

 

by amending section 7 (MCL 691.1757).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 7. (1) An action for compensation under this act must be

 

commenced within 3 years after entry of a verdict, order, or

 

judgment as the result of an event described in section 4(1)(b).

 

Any action by this state challenging or appealing a verdict, order,

 

or judgment entered as the result of an event described in section

 

4(1)(b) tolls the 3-year period.

 

     (2) An individual convicted, imprisoned, and released from

 

custody before the effective date of this act March 29, 2017 must

 

commence an action under this act within 18 months after the


effective date of this act.the 2019 amendatory act that amended

 

this section.

 

     Enacting section 1. Section 7 of the wrongful imprisonment

 

compensation act, 2016 PA 343, MCL 691.1757, as amended by this

 

amendatory act, applies retroactively to March 29, 2017.