2011 -- S 0741 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
Introduced By: Senator Donna M. Nesselbush
Date Introduced: March 23, 2011
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 12-25-21.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 12-25 entitled
"Criminal Injuries Compensation" is hereby amended to read as follows:
12-25-21.1. Emergency fund for victims. -- (a) The office may award emergency
compensation under this chapter for the burial expenses of a victim who dies as a direct result of a
violent crime as defined in this chapter.
(b) The award for emergency compensation shall be awarded at the sole discretion of the
(c) An award for emergency compensation for burial expenses shall not exceed the sum
five thousand dollars ($5,000) eight
thousand dollars ($8,000) .
(d) The award for emergency compensation for burial expenses shall be deducted from
the final award. In the event the victim is not eligible for an award, the victim shall repay the
amount of the emergency award to the fund.
(e) The office may award emergency compensation for the cost of crime scene clean up.
The crime scene clean up shall be limited to the cost of cleaning the blood from the crime scene.
The total emergency compensation for crime scene clean up shall not exceed one hundred fifty
dollars ($150) per hour and shall not exceed the total amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000).
(f) Any payments made for the emergency compensation shall be deducted from the final
award. In no event shall the final award exceed the maximum award of twenty-five thousand
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.