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H.R.3407: National Center for the Right to Counsel Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Ted Deutch, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 12 (All Democrats)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

National Center for the Right to Counsel Act - Establishes in the District of Columbia a private, nonprofit corporation to be known as the National Center for the Right to Counsel to provide: (1) financial support to supplement, but not supplant, funding for public defense systems that provide legal assistance to indigent defendants in criminal cases, including systems run by state or local governments as well as private entities or individuals providing services under contract with such governments; and (2) financial and substantive support for training programs to improve delivery of legal services to indigent defendants.

Requires each state to have a state advisory council to: (1) monitor, receive, and investigate complaints regarding the compliance of public defense systems that receive funding with applicable laws and regulations; (2) notify the Center of any apparent violations; and (3) collect data on the delivery of public defense services and facilitate informatio...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Oct. 30, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Oct. 30, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary