GA SB189 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Introduced on February 16 2017 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-01-08 - Senate Recommitted
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to criminal procedure, so as to change provisions relating to the legal defense of indigents; to change and clarify provisions relating to the authority and responsibilities of the Georgia Public Defender Council and its director; to authorize the creation of more divisions within the council; to clarify the obligation of the council and circuit public defender offices in representing individuals and providing services; to change provisions relating to the circuit public defender supervisory panel; to provide for reporting of certain information; to provide a method for an alternative delivery system to become a circuit public defender office; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Criminal Procedure; legal defense of indigents; provisions; change; clarify defined terms



2018-01-08SenateSenate Recommitted
2017-02-27SenateSenate Read Second Time
2017-02-24SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2017-02-17SenateSenate Read and Referred
2017-02-16SenateSenate Hopper

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