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Summary: HB 3207 would prohibit a public defender's office from accepting a case if it violates the maximum caseload established by the defender's office. The chief public defender must file a statement regarding why a case is refused, and the court shall determine if the chief defender had adequate cause to refuse a case. This bill would prohibit a public defender from being terminated for refusing a case in good faith.
Analysis: HB 3207 is intended to prevent an indigent individual from receiving subpar representation due to excessive caseloads. This bill does not fall under our liberty principles. We remain neutral on HB 3207.