2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McDonnell
Raise Court-Appointed Counsel Payments to Statute Limits

Item 32 #1h

Item 32 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Judicial Department
Circuit Courts FY2005 $0 FY2006 $4,330,055 GF

Page 21, line 28, strike "$73,315,942" and insert "$77,645,997".

(This amendment provides $4.3 million from the general fund in the second year to increase payments to court-appointed attorneys representing indigent criminal defendants. Currently, the amounts provided for indigent criminal defense services are insufficient to meet the statutory limits for those services. The amendment appropriates the additional general fund dollars necessary to increase these payments to the "Criminal Fund," the program from which state payments for various mandated court costs are distributed. These court costs include items such as payments to court-appointed attorneys and juror per diems and the costs of court reporters and interpreters.)