Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1750
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/22/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Negron) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (241388) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 910 and 911
    5  insert:
    6         Section 22. Section 940.031, Florida Statutes, is created
    7  to read:
    8         940.031 Clemency counsel when sentence of death has been
    9  imposed.—When a person has been sentenced to death, the Governor
   10  and Cabinet, acting as the Board of Executive Clemency, shall
   11  appoint counsel to represent the person for relief by executive
   12  clemency. The Board may not appoint a public defender, an office
   13  of criminal conflict and civil regional counsel, or any capital
   14  collateral regional counsel under this section. The appointed
   15  attorney shall be compensated, not to exceed $10,000, for
   16  attorney fees and costs incurred in representing the person for
   17  relief by executive clemency, with compensation to be paid out
   18  of the General Revenue Fund from funds budgeted to the Parole
   19  Commission. The Board shall maintain a list of counsel available
   20  for appointment under this section.
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   23         And the title is amended as follows:
   24         Delete line 1039
   25  and insert:
   26         proceedings in capital cases; creating s. 940.031,
   27         F.S.; requiring the Governor and Cabinet, sitting as
   28         the Board of Executive Clemency, to appoint counsel to
   29         represent a person sentenced to death for relief by
   30         executive clemency; providing for a limitation on
   31         attorney fees and costs; requiring the Board to
   32         maintain a list of counsel available for appointment;
   33         repealing sections