Representative Epps, co-prime sponsor, presented SB 23-072, 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. Representative Epps explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Discussion ensued regarding the fiscal impact of the bill. Aaron Carpenter, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the fiscal impact. Representative Soper, co-prime sponsor, provided input on the merits of the bill.