2012 House Bill 5804

House Roll Call 593: Passed

To create a commission to establish statewide standards and accountability measures for court-appointed attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants, and a new state office to implement and enforce these. Local governments would be responsible for funding this at current levels (“maintenance of effort”), with the state paying for any additional spending required by new standards, unless the local spending is below minimum levels to be determined by the proposed commission.

71 Yeas / 36 Nays
Democrat (43 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Republican (28 Yeas / 35 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (3)