H.B. 307

House Floor Amendments

Amendment 2 February 16, 2012 12:14 PM

Representative David Litvack proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 1, Lines 11 through 20 :    

             11          This bill:
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             12          .    clarifies the requirement of a hearing if the state does not stipulate to factual
             13      innocence;
             14          .    clarifies that all proceedings are governed by Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule
             15      65C;
             16          .    sets a standard for the court's determination of factual innocence;
             17          .    disallows prejudgment interest on payments made to a person after a finding of
             18      factual innocence; and
             19          .    provides that
  assistance payments on       a claim of factual innocence      {   is   }        are       extinguished upon the death of the

             20      petitioner.

2.    Page 4, Line 117 through Page 5, Line 121 :    

             117          (13) The procedures governing the filing and adjudication of a petition to determine
             118      factual innocence apply to all petitions currently filed or pending
  in the district court       and any new petitions filed on

             119      or after [the effective date of this amendment]
{   March 25, 2010   }        June 1, 2012       .

             120          (14) A claim for determination of factual innocence under this part is
  not       extinguished

             121      upon the death of the petitioner.
  The assistance payment provisions of Section 78B-9-405 may not apply, and financial payments may not be made, if the finding of factual innocence occurs after the death of the petitioner. In addition, any payments already being made under Section 78B-9-405 shall cease upon the death of the petitioner.      

3.    Page 6, Line 170 :    

             170      78B-9-401.5 (3).

    (9)(a) The court may not rely on newly discovered evidence that could have been discovered by the petitioner or the petitioner's counsel before or at the time of trial or sentencing through the exercise of reasonable diligence, unless:
    (i) a court found ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to exercise reasonable diligence in uncovering the evidence; or
    (ii) the court waives the requirements of this Subsection in the interests of justice.

    (b) The court's determination may not be based upon a mere relitigation of facts, issues, or evidence presented in previous proceedings or upon the presentation of issues that appear frivolous or speculative on their face.  

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