Bill Text: AZ HB2001 | 2018 | Fifty-third Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Indigent defense fund; distribution; purpose

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (N/A) 2017-11-15 - Prefile [HB2001 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2018-HB2001-Introduced.html

 

 

PREFILED    NOV 15 2017

REFERENCE TITLE: indigent defense fund; distribution; purpose

 

 

 

State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-third Legislature

Second Regular Session

2018

 

HB 2001

 

Introduced by

Representative Cardenas

 

 

AN ACT

 

Amending Section 11-588, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the state aid to indigent defense fund.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 11-588, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE11-588.  State aid to indigent defense fund

A.  The state aid to indigent defense fund is established consisting of monies appropriated to the fund and monies allocated to the fund pursuant to section 41‑2421, subsections B and J.  The sole purpose of the fund is to provide state aid to the county public defender, legal defender and contract indigent defense counsel for the processing of criminal cases.

B.  The Arizona criminal justice commission shall administer the fund.  Each fiscal year the commission shall allocate distribute monies in the fund to each county pursuant to section 41‑2409, subsection C for the sole purpose specified in subsection A of this section.

C.  All monies distributed or spent from the fund shall be used to supplement, not supplant, funding at the level provided in fiscal year 1997‑1998 by counties for the processing of criminal cases by the county public defender, legal defender and contract indigent defense counsel in each county.

D.  Monies in the state aid to indigent defense fund are exempt from the provisions of section 35‑190 relating to lapsing of appropriations and monies allocated pursuant to section 41‑2421, subsections B and J are subject to legislative appropriation.  Any state general fund monies appropriated to the fund may be spent without further legislative appropriation.

E.  On notice from the commission, the state treasurer shall invest and divest monies in the fund as provided by section 35‑313, and monies earned from investment shall be credited to the fund. END_STATUTE

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