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SB 263 - Expanding Access to Public Defenders - Wisconsin Key Vote


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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expanding Access to Public Defenders

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-12) - (Key vote)
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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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  • Garey D. Bies (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Pedro A. Colon (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kristen Dexter (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason M. Fields (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
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  • Alvin R. 'Al' Ott (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph T. 'Joe' Parisi (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sandra K. 'Sandy' Pasch (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
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  • Gary E. Sherman (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer Shilling (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeffrey E. 'Jeff' Smith (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James R. 'Jim' Soletski (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Dick' Spanbauer (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
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