2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Conference Report)

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Waivers for Court Appointed Counsel (HB 2361/SB 1168)

Item 25 #3c

Item 25 #3c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Judicial Department
Supreme Court FY2007 $0 FY2008 ($800,000) GF

Page 20, line 4, strike "$15,937,384" and insert "$15,137,384".
Page 20, strike lines 37 though 52 and insert:
"C.  Out of the amounts appropriated in this item, $8,200,000 in the second year is included for increased reimbursements for court-appointed counsel pursuant to House Bill 2361 and Senate Bill 1168 as adopted during the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly."
Page 21, strike lines 1 through 3.

(This amendment eliminates funding and language included in the introduced budget which proposed a process for the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to waive the maximum fee allowed for court-appointed counsel. House Bill 2361 and Senate Bill 1168 establish a specific process for this purpose. This amendment adjusts the funding for the waivers. With this adjustment, this item provides $8.2 million for waivers. This amount is estimated to be sufficient to provide for the approval of waivers in approximately one out of every four charges, on average, for misdemeanor and felony charges in Circuit, General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District, and Combined District Courts.)