2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Capital Defender Offices

Item 49 #1s

Item 49 #1s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Judicial Department
Indigent Defense Commission FY2013 $0 FY2014 ($200,000) GF

Page 31, line 14, strike "$42,973,831" and insert "$42,773,831".

(This amendment reduces funding by $200,000 from the general fund the second year for the regional capital defender offices. The reduction is based on the declining number of capital cases which has translated into a reduced workload for the four regional offices. With an annual caseload that averaged four filings per office, according to the 2010 workload assessment study conducted by the National Center for State Courts, the Indigent Defense Commission may wish to consider reducing the number of regional offices and/or reassigning staff to public defender offices with a higher caseload.)