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No significant fiscal implication to the State or units of local government is anticipated.
SB 1517 would reorganize language within the chapter entitled “General Provisions” within the Code of Criminal Procedure. This bill would indicate procedures for appointing an indigent defendant counsel if their arrest warrant was issued in a county and their arrest was in a differing county. Precedence would be given to appointed counsel in the county that the arrest warrant was issued, but if the defendant has not been transferred to the county where the arrest warrant was issued by the 11th day after the date of the arrest a court may appoint counsel in the county where the indigent defendant was arrested. Under this legislation a court that appoints counsel from the arresting county may seek reimbursement from the county that issued the warrant.