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SB 2510: Court-appointed Counsel

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations

Court-appointed Counsel; Eliminating the limited registry for private counsel willing to accept a flat fee; establishing the Cross-Circuit Conflict Representation Pilot Program in specified offices of the public defender and criminal conflict and civil regional counsel; increasing the statutory caps for certain flat fees in criminal cases; eliminating a requirement for the state courts system to pay certain excess fees to court-appointed counsel from court funds; providing for the Justice Administrative Commission to make such payments from specified funds appropriated to the commission, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 6/2/2014 - Chapter No. 2014-49, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2014-51)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/27/2014 Senate SPB 7098 submitted as a committee bill (SB 2510) by Appropriations
• Filed
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 360
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/03/14
4/1/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 360
4/3/2014 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 414
• Read 3rd time -SJ 414
• Passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 414
• The Senate requests that the House pass the bill as passed by the Senate or agree to include the bill in the Budget Conference -SJ 414
• Immediately certified -SJ 414
4/3/2014 House • In Messages
4/7/2014 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 470
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/09/14
• Received -HJ 470
4/9/2014 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 486
• Amendment(s) adopted (338327) -HJ 486
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2014 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 510
• Passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 510
• Immediately certified -HJ 524
• Refused to pass the Senate bill as passed by the Senate and acceded to the request for conference -HJ 524
4/11/2014 Senate • In returning messages
4/21/2014 House • Conference Committee appointed: Representatives McBurney (Chair), Cummings, Grant, La Rosa, Mayfield, Metz, Pilon, Campbell, Dudley, Jones, M, Kerner; Baxley (At Large), Coley (At Large), Gonzalez (At Large), Holder (At Large), O'Toole (At Large), Schenck (At Large), Workman (At Large), Young (At Large), Gibbons (At Large), Rouson (At Large), Thurston (At Large), Waldman (At Large), Williams, A. (At Large), Jones, M. (At Large) -HJ 555, 575
4/21/2014 Senate • Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Negron (Chair), Benacquisto (Vice Chair), Gardiner (At Large), Joyner (At Large), Margolis (At Large), Richter (At Large), Smith (At Large), Thrasher (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice: Bradley (Chair), Altman, Clemens, Diaz de la Portilla, Evers, Joyner; Appropriations Conference Committee on Education: Galvano (Chair), Abruzzo, Bullard, Detert, Legg, Montford, Sachs, Simmons, Thrasher; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government: Hays (Chair), Brandes, Braynon, Dean, Simpson, Soto, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Flores, Garcia, Gibson, Sobel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development: Gardiner (Chair), Hukill, Latvala, Lee, Margolis, Ring, Thompson -SJ 430
5/2/2014 Senate • Conference Committee Report received -SJ 1103
• Conference Committee Report adopted (878310) -SJ 1105
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 1105
5/2/2014 House • In returning messages
• Conference Committee Report considered -HJ 1087
• Conference Committee Report adopted (338327) -HJ 1089
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 1089
5/2/2014 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 1399
5/20/2014 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/2/2014 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2014-49, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2014-51)