House Bill 18-1353 – “Defense Counsel In Municipal Court Grant Program”

Concerning the creation of a grant program to reimburse local governments for costs associated with the provision of defense counsel to certain defendants at their first appearances in municipal courts, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Summary:

The bill creates the defense counsel on first appearance grant program (program) in the division of local government (division) within the department of local affairs. The division shall award grants from the program to reimburse local governments, in part or in full, for costs associated with the provision of defense counsel to defendants at their first appearances in municipal courts.

The program is repealed, effective September 1, 2023. Before such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall review the program.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Representative Susan Lontine | Representative Terri Carver

Signed on May 30th 2018 By: Crisanta Duran (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Kevin J. Grantham (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

Paid for by Marble for Senate District 23.
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