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Sunset Defense Counsel First Appearance Program

Concerning the continuation of the defense counsel on first appearance grant program, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2022 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies and making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act continues the defense counsel on first appearance grant program until September 1, 2028, subject to sunset review by the department of regulatory agencies.

For the 2023-24 fiscal year, the act appropriates $1,666,652 from the general fund to the department of local affairs for use by the division of local government.

APPROVED by Governor May 12, 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.)


Became Law


Bill Text

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