2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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Court-Appointed Counsel Fees in Commitment Hearings

Item 40 #1s

Item 40 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Judicial Department
General District Courts FY2015 $0 FY2016 $22,050 GF

Page 29, line 17, strike "$104,197,501" and insert "$104,219,551".

(This amendment provides $22,050 the second year from the general fund to increase court-appointed counsel fees from $25 to $75 in commitment hearings presided over by district judges or special justices to hospitalize an inmate at a local correctional facility for psychiatric treatment, or to hospitalize an acquitee on conditional release, pursuant to Senate Bill 1053 of the 2015 General Assembly. In FY 2013 there were 441 such hearings. This amendment is contingent upon final passage of Senate Bill 1053.)