2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ruff
Appointment of Public Defenders (language only)

Item 32 #2s

Item 32 #2s

Judicial Department
Circuit Courts

Page 19, line 45, insert:
"E.  Circuit Courts shall appoint a public defender from another public defender's office when  no attorney is available from the local public defender's office.  Only when no public defender is available can the court turn to a private attorney."

(This amendment is intended to reduce the cost of attorneys in capital murder cases.)