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HB18-1353

Defense Counsel In Municipal Court Grant Program

Concerning the creation of a grant program to reimburse local governments for costs associated with the provision of defense counsel to certain defendants at their first appearances in municipal courts, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subjects:
Courts & Judicial
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill creates the defense counsel on first appearance grant program (program) in the division of local government (division) within the department of local affairs. The division shall award grants from the program to reimburse local governments, in part or in full, for costs associated with the provision of defense counsel to defendants at their first appearances in municipal courts.

The program is repealed, effective September 1, 2023. Before such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall review the program.

The bill makes an appropriation.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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