eNews: Action Alert – Feb. 4, 2020Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 04:31pm
Oppose HB869 which would increase how much localities must supplement a public defender office
HB869 (Bourne) would require that any local government that supplements the compensation of its Commonwealth’s Attorney, or any of his/her deputies or employees (as allowed in Sec. 15.2-1605.1) on or after July 1, 2020, would have to proportionally supplement the compensation of the public defender or any of his/her deputies or employees.
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This bill would remove the discretion of a local governing body’s funding decisions and open the door to the General Assembly dictating the terms of other local discretionary funding decisions.
The bill was reported from a House Court subcommittee yesterday and will be before the full committee as soon as tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Please contact your member of the House Courts of Justice Committee before 12 noon on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to express opposition to HB869.