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HB 57: Appointment of Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs

GENERAL BILL by White ; Williams ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brown ; Geller ; Hardemon ; Killebrew

Appointment of Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs; Designates act as "Pro Bono Matters Act of 2018"; requires payment of due process costs of litigation of all pro bono attorneys appointed to represent dependent children with special needs, subject to appropriation & review.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/14/2018 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 146 (Ch. 2018-14) -HJ 577
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/18/2017 House • Filed
    8/30/2017 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 18
    10/18/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee, 10/25/17, 1:30 pm, Sumner Hall
    10/25/2017 House • Favorable by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 251
    • Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 251
    11/29/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 1:30 pm, Morris Hall
    12/6/2017 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 258
    12/7/2017 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 258
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 17
    • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/11/18, 8:30 am, Sumner Hall
    1/11/2018 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 319
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 319
    1/18/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/24/18
    1/24/2018 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 398
    2/8/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/14/18
    2/14/2018 House • Substituted SB 146 -HJ 577
    • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 146 (Ch. 2018-14) -HJ 577

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  • HB 57, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 8/18/2017 at 2:54 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/23/2018 (pdf)
    Justice Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 12/7/2017 (pdf)
    Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 1/11/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 146 (er) Appointment of Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs Bean Identical Last Action: 3/21/2018 Chapter No. 2018-14

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.01305 Appointment of an attorney for a dependent child with certain special needs. Page 1 (pdf)

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