HB 1394 Misdemeanors; appointment of counsel, imposition of penalty of incarceration in certain cases.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Appointment of counsel; imposition of penalty of incarceration in certain misdemeanor cases. Provides that if a criminal charge against an accused is a misdemeanor or in a class of misdemeanors the penalty for which may be incarceration, a penalty of incarceration may be imposed and an attorney appointed by a court in the case of indigence if the prosecuting attorney advises the court that he seeks incarceration in such class of cases, or in the instant case. The bill also provides that if the prosecuting attorney advises the court that he does not seek incarceration in such case or class of cases, the court may try the case without appointing counsel, and in such event no sentence of incarceration shall be imposed. The bill contains a sunset date of July 1, 2013.

Full text:
02/24/10  House: Presented and ordered printed 10105541D  pdf
03/03/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105748D-H1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
02/24/10  House: Introduced at the request of Governor
02/24/10  House: Presented and ordered printed 10105541D
02/24/10  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/25/10  House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
03/03/10  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 5-N)
03/03/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105748D-H1
03/03/10  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/04/10  House: Assigned App. sub: General Government
03/08/10  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
03/08/10  House: Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: Read first time
03/10/10  House: Read second time
03/10/10  House: Committee substitute agreed to 10105748D-H1
03/10/10  House: Passed by for the day
03/11/10  House: Read second time
03/11/10  House: Pending question ordered
03/11/10  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1394H1
03/11/10  House: Constitutional reading dispensed (84-Y 14-N)
03/11/10  House: VOTE: --- AGREE TO (84-Y 14-N)
03/11/10  House: Passed House (54-Y 40-N 3-A)
03/11/10  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (54-Y 40-N 3-A)
03/11/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
03/11/10  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/12/10  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 4-N)