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2013 House Bill 4529: Establish and impose minimum indigent defense standards

To create a Michigan indigent defense commission to establish statewide standards and accountability measures for court-appointed attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants, and if the state Supreme Court agrees, establish procedures by which an agency would be created to enforce expeditious adoption of the standards in local jurisdictions. If a local failed to adopt them, this agency would take over its indigent defense administration, and impose a gradually increasing portion of the state’s costs for this, up to 40 percent. Local governments would be responsible for maintaining funding at current levels. The bill authorizes but does not fund state grants to cover increased costs.

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IN FAVOR

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

HOUSE REPUBLICANS


AGAINST

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

HOUSE REPUBLICANS


HOUSE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

HOUSE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME


House Roll Call 235 on 2013 House Bill 4529