2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reese
Court-Appointed Attorneys Compensation

Item 32 #3h

Item 32 #3h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Judicial Department
Circuit Courts FY2005 $0 FY2006 $16,433,861 GF

Page 21, line 28, strike "$73,315,942" and insert "$89,749,803".

(This amendment provides for an increase in the compensation paid to court-appointed attorneys representing indigent criminal defendants in general district or circuit court. The amount shown represents the increase in the compensation rates paid these attorneys - approximately 20 percent - multiplied by the number of charges processed by the courts system during fiscal year 2004. The court system calculates the total cost of this increase in compensation for court-appointed attorneys to be $16.4 million in fiscal year 2006.)