Special counsel; cap on compensation paid to those appointed to handle certain legal matters. (HB248)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment of special counsel; fees. Imposes a cap on the compensation that may be paid to a special counsel appointed to handle certain legal matters where it would be improper or uneconomical for the Attorney General, or the Attorney General is unable, to handle such matters. The cap is set at the same amount allowed for a court-appointed attorney defending a felony charge that may be punishable by incarceration for a period of more than 20 years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100283D
12/29/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2014Referred from Rules
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2014Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB248)
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice