Criminal Justice: Funding HB 16-1309

Criminal Justice Funding HB 16-1309 Support Not yet introduced Meghan Dollar mdollar@cml.org CML is drafting legislation to fund the unfunded mandate created by HB 16-1309, which requires defense counsel at first appearance in municipal court. At this time, the governor's budget contains $2 million from the General Fund for municipal defense counsel. The legislation will create the program to distribute funding to municipalities. HB 16-1309 will go into effect on July 1, 2018.