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PUBLIC DEFENSE ACT - Amends and adds to existing law to establish the State Public Defense Commission; to provide for the powers and duties of the State Public Defense Commission; to remove provisions relating to the appointment and assignment of certain counsel; to revise provisions relating to the duty of the boards of county commissioners to provide for the representation of indigent persons and other individuals who are entitled to be represented by an attorney at public expense; to specify that certain provisions relating to the public defender apply to a joint office of public defender, to remove provisions relating to the term of office of a public defender, to remove certain provisions relating to the scope of practice of a public defender, to remove provisions relating to the compensation of a court-assigned attorney other than the public defender; to clarify that certain provisions apply to a joint office of public defender; to provide that certain provisions apply to a joint office of public defender; and to establish the State Public Defense Commission in the Department of Self-Governing Agencies.

  02/20 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing 
  02/21 Reported Printed and Referred to Judiciary, Rules, & Administration 
  03/04 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading 
  03/05 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading 
  Rules Suspended: Ayes 59 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 11, read three times - PASSED - 63-5-2
AYES -- Agidius, Anderson(31), Anderst, Andrus, Barrett, Bateman, Batt, Bell, Bolz, Boyle, Burgoyne, Chew, Clow, Collins, Crane, Dayley, DeMordaunt, Denney, Erpelding, Eskridge, Gannon, Gestrin, Gibbs, Hancey, Hartgen, Henderson, Hixon, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kauffman, King, Kloc, Loertscher, Luker, Malek, McDonald, Meline, Miller, Monks, Morse, Moyle, Packer, Palmer, Pence, Perry, Raybould, Ringo, Romrell, Rubel, Rusche, Sims, Smith, Stevenson, Thompson, Trujillo, VanOrden, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Woodings, Youngblood, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Barbieri, Harris, McMillan, Mendive, Shepherd
Absent -- Anderson(01), Nielsen
Floor Sponsor - Bolz
Title apvd - to Senate
  03/06 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading 
  Introduced, read first time; referred to: Judiciary & Rules 
  03/12 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading 
  03/13 Read second time; filed for Third Reading 
  03/17 Read third time in full - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Bair, Bayer, Bock, Brackett, Buckner-Webb, Cameron, Davis, Fulcher, Goedde, Guthrie, Tucker(Hagedorn), Heider, Hill, Johnson, Keough, Lacey, Lakey, Lodge, Martin, McKenzie, Mortimer, Nonini, Nuxoll, Patrick, Pearce, Rice, Schmidt, Siddoway, Stennett, Thayn, Tippets, Vick, Ward-Engelking, Werk, Winder
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Mortimer
Title apvd - to House
  03/18 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling 
  Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate 
  03/19 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker 
  Signed by President; returned to House 
  Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor 
  03/20 Delivered to Governor at 4:30 p.m. on March 19, 2014 
  03/26 Reported Signed by Governor on March 26, 2014
    Session Law Chapter 247
    Effective: 03/26/2014