Bill Status of HB4598 101st General Assembly
Short Description: PUBLIC DEFENDER-APPOINTMENT
Rep. Rita Mayfield
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
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 a 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. Excludes appointments of the same Public Defender in adjoining counties. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.