2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McDougle
Capital Defender Offices

Item 49 #2s

Item 49 #2s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Judicial Department
Indigent Defense Commission FY2013 $0 FY2014 ($500,000) GF
FY2013 0.00 FY2014 -12.00 FTE

Page 31, line 14, strike "$42,973,831" and insert "$42,473,831".

(This amendment reduces funding by $500,000 from the general fund and 12 positions the second year by eliminating two attorney positions and one support position from each of the four regional capital defender offices. The reduction in staffing is based on the declining number of capital cases and therefore a reduced workload for the four regional offices. With this reduction, each of the four regional offices will still have two attorneys and three support staff to handle an annual caseload that averaged four filings per office, according to the 2010 workload assessment study conducted by the National Center for State Courts.)