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HOUSE BILL 542

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H0542   by STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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