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SB 263 - Expanding Access to Public Defenders - Key Vote

Wisconsin Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expanding Access to Public Defenders

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Access to Public Defenders

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands eligibility requirements to qualify for representation by a public defender.

-Requires public defenders to consider the following when determining the eligibility of an individual (Secs. 4-5):
    -The total assets of a person shall not exceed $2,500 in total combined equity value; -The first $30,000 of the equity value of the individual's home shall be excluded; -To treat income as available to the individual to pay the costs of legal representation only if the income exceeds 115 percent at or below the poverty line; and -To treat the assets or income of the individual's spouse as the person's assets or incomes, unless the spouse was the victim of a crime the person allegedly committed.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expanding Access to Public Defenders



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