Citations Affected: IC 33-9.
Synopsis: Public defense fund. Specifies the length of time for which
the public defender commission suspends reimbursing the counties
when the public defense fund would be reduced below $250,000 if
reimbursements were made.
Effective: July 1, 2004.
January 12, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
January 29, 2004, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
courts and court officers.
SECTION 1. IC 33-9-14-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 6. If the public defense
fund would be reduced below two hundred-fifty thousand dollars
($250,000) by payment in full of all county reimbursement for net
expenditures in non-capital cases that is certified by the state court
administrator in any quarter, the commission shall suspend payment of
reimbursement to counties in non-capital cases until the next
semi-annual deposit in two (2) transfers of funds to the public
defense fund. At the end of the suspension period, the state court
administrator shall certify all suspended reimbursement. If the public
defense fund would be reduced below two hundred-fifty thousand
dollars ($250,000) by payment in full of all suspended reimbursement
in non-capital cases, the amount certified by the state court
administrator for each county entitled to reimbursement shall be