Bill Status of HB2418 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PUBLIC DEFENDER-APPOINTMENT
Rep. Rita Mayfield
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2021, upon the expiration of each Public Defender's term of office in each county with under 1,000,000 population, the chairperson of the county board or the executive of a county board of commissioners shall, after receiving a recommendation or recommendations provided by an independent citizen's advisory council, appoint the Public Defender with the advice and consent of the county board. Provides for citizen advisory council membership and appointment requirements. Provides that the provisions do not apply to appointments where two or more adjoining counties have joined to form a common office of Public Defender. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.