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HB 0246 - Evidence; revise manner by which depositions taken at the instance of state are paid

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Deborah Silcox
Last Action: 3/21/2019 - Senate Passed/Adopted As Amended
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Senate Committee: Judiciary
Assigned To:
12. All CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 246 amends Code Sections 24-13-132 and 24-13-133 of the O.C.G.A to change the manner that depositions are paid for in the case of financial inability of the accused to pay for legal proceedings. The bill would shift the burden of financial obligation from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council to the county. This would legally align with other current criminal proceedings.

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