2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Almand
Co-Patron(s): Howell
Fees for Court-Appointed Attorneys

Item 30 #1h

Item 30 #1h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Judicial Department
Circuit Courts FY2001 $0 FY2002 $3,121,830 GF

Page 24, line 19, strike "$75,091,335" and insert "$78,213,165".

(This amendment provides $3,121,830 the second year from the general fund to increase fees paid from the Criminal Fund for court-appointed attorneys to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. This is intended to increase the maximum allowable fees to be paid in the following types of cases: (a) for felonies punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for more than 20 years, from $882 to $1,235; (b) for other felonies, from $318 to $445; (c) for misdemeanors punishable by confinement in jail, from $132 to $158; and (d) for cases in District Court, from $100 to a maximum of $120. Language was included in the enactment clause of Chapter 448 of the 2000 Acts of Assembly to provide for these fees to be pro-rated based on the actual funds included for this purpose in the appropriation act.)