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Act 93 of 2013
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MICHIGAN INDIGENT DEFENSE COMMISSION ACT

Act 93 of 2013

AN ACT to create the Michigan indigent defense commission and to provide for its powers and duties; to provide indigent defendants in criminal cases with effective assistance of counsel; to provide standards for the appointment of legal counsel; to provide for and limit certain causes of action; and to provide for certain appropriations and grants.


History: 2013, Act 93, Imd. Eff. July 1, 2013


© 2015 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 780.981SectionShort title.
Section 780.983SectionDefinitions.
Section 780.985SectionMichigan indigent defense commission; establishment; powers and duties; functions; carrying forward unexpended funds; delivery of services; minimum standards; final department action; judicial review; best practices.
Section 780.987SectionMIDC; membership; terms; appointment by governor; qualifications; staggered terms; vacancy; chairperson; compensation; removal; quorum; official action; confidential case information; exemption from freedom of information act.
Section 780.989SectionMIDC; authority and duties; establishment of minimum standards, rules, and procedures; manual.
Section 780.991SectionMIDC; establishment of minimum standards, rules, and procedures; principles; application for, and appointment of, indigent criminal defense services; requirements.
Section 780.993SectionInvestigation, audit, and review of indigent criminal defense services; cooperation and participation with MIDC; development of plan and cost analysis; award of grant; submission of plan; annual plan; approval or disapproval of plan and cost analysis by MIDC; report; maintenance of local share; necessity for excess funding; appropriation of additional funds; grants to local units of government; compliance with minimum standards; zero grant; funds received by MIDC as state funds.
Section 780.995SectionDispute between MIDC and indigent criminal defense system.
Section 780.997SectionDuty of compliance with approved plan.
Section 780.999SectionAnnual report, budget, and listing of expenditures; availability on website.
Section 780.1001SectionApplicability of freedom of information act and open meetings act.
Section 780.1003SectionEffect of United States or state supreme court cases; failure to comply with statutory duties; grounds for reversal or modification of conviction.
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