2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Davidson Claim

Item 270 #1h

Item 270 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Treasury, Department of the FY2007 $168,775 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 224, line 41, strike "$7,384,559" and insert "$7,553,334".
Page 224, line 50, before "The", insert "A."
Page 225, after line 3, insert:
"B.  Out of the amounts appropriated for Insurance Services, there shall be paid for the relief of Willie Neville Davidson from the general fund, upon execution of a release of all present and future claims he may have against (i) the Commonwealth or any instrumentality, officer, employee, or political subdivision thereof, (ii) any legal counsel appointed pursuant to § 19.2-159, Code of Virginia, and (iii) all other parties of interest, the sum of $168,775 to be paid to Willie Neville Davidson on or before August 1, 2006, by check issued by the State Treasurer on warrant of the Comptroller."

(This amendment provides $168,775 the first year from the general fund to Willie Neville Davidson as relief for his wrongful incarceration. Mr. Davidson was exonerated on the basis of DNA evidence in fiscal year 2005 for the crimes for which he spent 11 years in prison.)