20.26.101    DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Department" means the Department of Corrections as authorized in 2-15-2301, MCA.

(2) "Exonerated person" means a person who was convicted of a felony offense in the state of Montana; was incarcerated in a state prison for the felony offense; and whose felony offense was overturned or later dismissed based on the results of postconviction forensic DNA testing that exonerated the person of the crime for which the person was convicted and incarcerated.

History: 53-1-214, MCA; IMP, 53-1-214, MCA; NEW, 2012 MAR p. 1632, Eff. 8/10/12.