2008 Uncodified Acts

2008 Virginia Uncodified Acts
6/27/2022

CHAPTER 505

An Act for the relief of Anthony Fields.

[H 688]

Approved March 10, 2008

 

Whereas, Anthony Fields (Mr. Fields) was convicted on December 20, 1993, of possession of cocaine; and

Whereas, Mr. Fields was given credit for time previously served, and was paroled on March 11, 1999; and

Whereas, Mr. Fields was arrested for a parole violation and returned to incarceration on May 17, 1999; and

Whereas, the date recorded on official records as his return to incarceration was erroneously listed as May 17, 2000, not May 17, 1999; and

Whereas, the error in the records was not discovered until September of 2003; and

Whereas, Mr. Fields was released from incarceration on September 12, 2003; and

Whereas, Mr. Fields should have been released from incarceration on September 25, 2002, but for the erroneously recorded return date; and

Whereas, due to the error, Mr. Fields served 12 more months than his sentence required him to serve; and

Whereas, Mr. Fields has not been arrested or incarcerated since his release in September 2003; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That there shall be paid for the relief of Anthony Fields from the State Insurance Reserve Trust Fund of the state treasury, upon execution of a release and waiver forever releasing (i) the Commonwealth or any agency, instrumentality, officer, employee, or political subdivision thereof, (ii) any legal counsel appointed pursuant to § 19.2-159 of the Code of Virginia, and (iii) all other parties of interest from any present or future claims he may have against such enumerated parties in connection with the aforesaid occurrence, the sum of $32,544 on or before August 1, 2008, by check issued by the State Treasurer on warrant of the Comptroller.