[§661B-7] Exclusive remedy. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, including the common law, to the contrary, this chapter sets forth the exclusive remedy for any person seeking compensation of any kind or nature whatsoever, as a result of, related to, or arising from a conviction and imprisonment for crimes for which the person was actually innocent. This section shall be strictly construed in favor of any person against whom a claim is asserted, and against the person asserting the claim.
(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, should the petitioner die before a final judgment in the circuit court is entered, the petitioner's claim shall abate in its entirety. [L 2016, c 156, pt of §2]