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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 106         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 639

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Gale D. Candaras

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the rate of compensation paid to court appointed attorneys..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 106        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 639

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 639) of Gale D. Candaras and Cleon H. Turner for legislation relative to the rate of compensation paid to court appointed attorneys.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1861 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the rate of compensation paid to court appointed attorneys..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

                              SECTION 1.  Section 11 of chapter 211 D of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following new sentence:— The rates of compensation payable to all counsel, who are appointed or assigned to represent indigents within the private counsel division of the committee in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of section 6, shall, subject to appropriation, be as follows: for homicide cases the rate of compensation shall be $105 per hour; for superior court non-homicide cases, including sexually dangerous person cases, the rate of compensation shall be $65 per hour; for district court cases and children in need of services cases the rate of compensation shall be $53 per hour; for children and family law cases, care and protection cases, sex offender registry cases and mental health cases the rate of compensation shall be $55 per hour.

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