Bill Summary for S 790 (2021-2022)
May 25 2022
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AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE FORSYTH COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE.Intro. by Lowe.
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Appropriates $456,101 from the General Fund to Indigent Defense Services for 2022-23 to create four time-limited, full-time positions in Forsyth County, including two assistant public defenders, one legal assistant, and one investigator, for three years, to address the backlog the backlog created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Requires the Director of Budget to include $440,534 additional funding for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 fiscal years in the base budget for Public Defender Services.
Effective July 1, 2022.