2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Joannou
Compensation for Court-Appointed Counsel - Death Penalty Cases (language only)

Item 40 #1h

Item 40 #1h

Judicial Department
Circuit Courts

Page 25, after line 52 insert:
"4. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 19.2-163, Code of Virginia, the amount of compensation allowed for counsel appointed by the court to defend a felony charge that may be punishable by death shall be calculated on an hourly basis at a rate set by the Supreme Court of Virginia."

(This amendment allows the Supreme Court to set an hourly rate for court-appointed counsel compensation for felony charges that may be punishable by death.)