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Alternate Defense Counsel Contracts

Concerning persons with whom the office of alternate defense counsel may contract.
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Current law directs the office of alternate defense counsel (office) to contract with attorneys and investigators to provide legal representation to clients who are indigent. The act directs the office to also contract with other persons who are necessary to provide legal services to persons who are indigent. The act requires that the legal services provided by attorneys and other persons must be commensurate with the legal services that persons who are not indigent receive.

APPROVED by Governor March 3, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/03/2023 Signed Act PDF
    02/23/2023 Final Act PDF
    02/10/2023 Rerevised PDF
    02/09/2023 Revised PDF
    01/31/2023 Reengrossed PDF
    01/30/2023 Engrossed PDF
    01/09/2023 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details