2017-2018 Regular Session - SB 189
Criminal Procedure; legal defense of indigents; provisions; change; clarify defined terms
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to criminal procedure, so as to change provisions relating to the legal defense of indigents; to change and clarify provisions relating to the authority and responsibilities of the Georgia Public Defender Council and its director; to authorize the creation of more divisions within the council; to clarify the obligation of the council and circuit public defender offices in representing individuals and providing services; to change provisions relating to the circuit public defender supervisory panel; to provide for reporting of certain information; to provide a method for an alternative delivery system to become a circuit public defender office; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/17/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/16/2017 - Senate Hopper