|Your support is needed for judicial branch, indigent defense budget requests|
ISBA members are needed to communicate the ISBA’s support for the judicial branch budget request and for the State Public Defender’s Office’s supplemental appropriations request for payment of court-appointed attorney fees. The Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will be considering both requests.
Members from districts 1A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 5A, 5C,
6, 8A and 8B, are especially critical to this effort to help inform
the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee as they are constituents of the
lawmakers serving on the subcommittee. The Justice System Appropriations
Subcommittee includes the following senators and representatives:
The State Public Defender’s Office is requesting an additional $3 million in supplemental appropriations this year. The funds will be used for the payment of court-appointed attorney fees. The claims by court-appointed counsel will exceed last year’s appropriation of $29.5 million by at least $3 million. The supplemental appropriations bill is needed to ensure that court-appointed counsel attorney fee claims are paid in a timely manner.