EXAMINATION OF CASE AND DISCHARGE OR COMMITMENT OF ACCUSED
19-862. Appropriation for public defender — Private contributions. (1) The board of county commissioners of each county shall annually appropriate enough money to fund the indigent defense provider that it has selected under section 19-859, Idaho Code, and, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, shall maintain not less than its local share. The board of county commissioners of each county may appropriate such money from the justice fund as provided in section 31-4602, Idaho Code, the current expense fund as provided in section 63-805, Idaho Code, and as a means of providing nonmedical indigent assistance in accordance with chapter 34, title 31, Idaho Code.
(2) The board of county commissioners is not required to expend its full local share if it can comply with indigent defense standards for less than that share.
(3) If the board of county commissioners of a county elects to establish and maintain an office of public defender or a joint office of public defender, the county may accept private contributions toward the support of the office.
[19-862, added 1967, ch. 181, sec. 12, p. 599; am. 2014, ch. 247, sec. 8, p. 621; am. 2016, ch. 195, sec. 4, p. 548; am. 2016, ch. 214, sec. 1, p. 600; am. 2017, ch. 58, sec. 8, p. 105.]