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HOUSE BILL NO. 329 – Approp, Public Defender, add’l


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H0329.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriating an additional $233,000 to the Office of the
State Appellate Public Defender for fiscal year 2005.
03/14    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/15    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/16    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 67-0-3
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer,
      Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon,
      Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart(Jacobson), Harwood, Henbest,
      Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Martinez, Mathews,
      McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini,
      Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche,
      Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley,
      Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood,
      Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Edmunson, Loertscher, Snodgrass
    Floor Sponsor - Bolz
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/17    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
03/18    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/21    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/22    3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-0, 1 vacancy
      AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis,
      Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst,
      Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- (District 21 seat vacant)
    Floor Sponsor - Werk
    Title apvd - to House
03/23    To enrol
03/24    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/25    Pres signed
03/28    To Governor
04/01    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 247
         Effective: 04/01/05

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 329
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION 1.  In addition to the appropriation contained in Section 1, Chap-
  6    ter 278, Laws of 2004, there is hereby appropriated to the Office of the State
  7    Appellate Public Defender the following amount to be expended according to the
  8    designated  expense  class  from  the listed fund for the period July 1, 2004,
  9    through June 30, 2005:
 10    FOR:
 11    Operating Expenditures                                                $233,000
 12    FROM:
 13    General Fund                                                          $233,000
 14        SECTION 2.  An emergency existing  therefor,  which  emergency  is  hereby
 15    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 16    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

Appropriates an additional $233,000 from the General Fund to the State Appellate Public Defender for fiscal year 2005.



Fiscal Note

This appropriation provides $233,000 in ongoing General Funds to the State Appellate Public Defender for mitigation and investigation in the post conviction phase of current capital cases. It will cover such expenses as expert consultation, expert affidavits, and expert travel and testimony. It will also cover medical and psychological testing for clients, as well as, travel expenses for staff to attend hearings, interview witnesses, and consult with experts. The population that is served are the inmates who are incarcerated under a sentence of death and to whom the State Appellate Public Defender has been appointed by the court to represent.


Contact: Dick Burns 334-4742

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H329