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Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McDougle
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. In FY 2013 there were 441 such hearings.