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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 600

Effective - 01 Apr 1982, see footnote bottom

  600.017.  Commission, powers and duties. — The commission shall have the following powers together with all powers incident thereto or necessary for the performance thereof:

  (1)  To select the director, deputy directors and public defenders;

  (2)  To draw up procedures, with the assistance of the director, for the selection of public defenders, assistant public defenders, and deputy public defenders and staff assistants;

  (3)  Receive client complaints when not resolved by the defender agency, review office performance, and monitor the performance of the director;

  (4)  Assist in insuring the independence of the state public defender system by educating the public regarding constitutional requirements and the function of the defenders;

  (5)  Remove the director or any deputy from office in the event that good cause is shown;

  (6)  Review the budget request prepared by the director, provide advice on the budget request before its submission, and provide support for the request before the legislature;

  (7)  Approve the fee schedule for payment of assigned counsel;

  (8)  Determine matters affecting the compensation, vacations and employment benefits of the state public defender director and the deputy directors;

  (9)  Collect or enforce or contract for the collection and enforcement of liens and judgments in accordance with the provisions of sections 600.011 to 600.048 and 600.086 to 600.096 and establish any rules needed for processing any such liens and judgments; and

  (10)  Make any rules needed for the administration of the state public defender system.

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(L. 1982 H.B. 1169)

Effective 4-01-82


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