2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Review of Provision of Counsel at First Appearance (language only)

Item 39 #3c

Item 39 #3c

Judicial Department
Supreme Court


Page 36, after line 9, insert:

"P. The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall review, in consultation with representatives of the Indigent Defense Commission, Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association, and other stakeholders identified by the Executive Secretary, the requirements of House Bill 2286 of the 2021 Session of the General Assembly, as introduced, and produce (i) a plan for the implementation of the provisions of the bill, (ii) an estimate of the costs of implementing the provisions of the bill, and (iii) an estimate of potential off-setting savings resulting from implementation of the plan. The Executive Secretary shall provide a report detailing the plan for implementation, and associated costs and savings, to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees no later than December 1, 2021."


(This amendment directs the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to review the requirements of House Bill 2286, which sought to make various changes to provisions regarding bill hearings, and to estimate the costs and potential savings resulting from its implementation, and report the findings of the review by December 1, 2021.)