MD SB515 | 2011 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on May 10 2011 - 100% progression
Action: 2011-05-10 - Approved by the Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Establishing that specified individuals may be eligible for services from the Office of the Public Defender without an assessment regarding the need of the individual; establishing that the determination of eligibility for services from the Office of the Public Defender based on need applies for an individual whose assets and net annual income equal or exceed a specified amount; and establishing that the courts are prohibited from appointing an attorney through the Office of the Public Defender under specified circumstances.

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Public Defender - Representation - Income Eligibility and Appointment by a


Roll Calls

2011-04-06 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2011-03-11 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 44 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2011-05-10 Approved by the Governor
2011-04-06 Third Reading Passed (135-1)
2011-04-05 Second Reading Passed
2011-04-05 Favorable Report Adopted
2011-04-09 Favorable Report by Judiciary
2011-03-28 Hearing 4/5 at 1:00 p.m.
2011-03-11 First Reading Judiciary
2011-04-06 Returned Passed
2011-03-11 Third Reading Passed (44-0)
2011-03-09 Second Reading Passed
2011-03-09 Favorable Report Adopted
2011-03-08 Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2011-02-09 Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
2011-02-04 First Reading Judicial Proceedings


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