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Criminal Procedure - Government-Funded Legal Representation - Initial Appearance

Sponsored by:

Delegate Vallario


In the House - Hearing 3/03 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Proposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution establishing that a specified constitutional provision may not be construed to require government-funded legal representation of an indigent 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:Delegates Vallario, Anderson, Cluster, Jackson, Kittleman, McComas, and Oaks
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Cross-filed with: SB0942
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Bail
Constitutional Amendments
District Courts
Indigent Persons
Legal Aid
Pretrial Detention or Release
Statutes:Article - Declaration of Rights

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October 24, 2017 4:42 P.M.