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Bill Detail: HB24-1437

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Title Prohibit Flat Fees for Defending Indigent Clients
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/01/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
M. Duran (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 04/01/2024
Summary

Beginning January 1, 2025, the bill requires a municipality that
prosecutes an act of domestic violence and that contracts directly with one
or more defense attorneys to provide counsel to indigent defendants to
ensure that the municipality's contract does not use a fixed or flat-fee
payment structure for indigent defense services. The bill requires the
municipal court to instead use the same payment structure and rates that
are paid by the state of Colorado to attorneys or other interdisciplinary
team members under contract with the office of alternate defense counsel
and consistent with chief justice directive 04-04.

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