SB 825 Appointment of lawyers in juvenile court.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Appointment of lawyers in juvenile court. Provides that when the juvenile and domestic relations district court deems it necessary, the court may appoint both counsel and a guardian ad litem for a party. This bill reflects what historically has been the practice in juvenile courts. An Attorney General's Opinion issued on July 16, 2002, interpreted the statute as allowing a party a right to representation either by a guardian ad litem or by counsel in particular categories of cases and as not conferring upon the court the discretionary authority to appoint either counsel or guardian ad litem in addition to the specified type of appointment. This bill makes it clear that the court has the discretionary authority to appoint both when necessary. The bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/06/03 031624246  pdf
02/26/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB825ER)  pdf
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/06/03 031624246
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
01/17/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/20/03  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/21/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/21/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
01/23/03  House: Placed on Calendar
01/23/03  House: Read first time
01/23/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/03  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 1-N)
02/18/03  House: Read second time
02/19/03  House: Read third time
02/19/03  House: Passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/19/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N)
02/26/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB825ER)
03/05/03  Senate: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 98 (effective 7/1/03)
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)