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Criminal Procedure - Initial Appearance and Representation by the Office of the Public Defender

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


In the Senate - Hearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution establishing that Article 21 of the Declaration of Rights may not be construed to require the Office of the Public Defender to represent a defendant at an initial appearance before a District Court commissioner; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Zirkin, Brochin, Feldman, Hershey, Jennings, and Shank
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Bail
Constitutional Amendments
District Courts
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October 24, 2017 1:57 P.M.