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Bill Detail: SB23-227

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Title State Agency Attorney Hourly Rate
Status Governor Signed (04/17/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors S. Bird (D)
E. Sirota (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/24/2023

Joint Budget Committee. The bill creates a mechanism to set the
hourly rate for attorney time for attorneys who contract with the office of
alternate defense counsel, the office of the child's representative, or the
office of the respondent parents' counsel. The rate for fiscal year 2023-24
is $100 per hour. The hourly rate must be increased annually by no more
than $5 each year until it is at least 75% of the rate set in the federal
Criminal Justice Act Revision of 1986 for indigent representation in
federal court. The hourly rate may be adjusted in subsequent fiscal years
to maintain the hourly rate at or above 75% of the rate set in the federal
Criminal Justice Act Revision of 1986.

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