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Minutes for HB2429 - Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice

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Adding a public defender to the Kansas criminal justice reform commission.

Minutes Content for Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Natalie Scott gave an overview of HB2429.

Jessica Glendening testified on behalf of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of HB2429. She stated adding a Criminal Justice Reform Commission member who is a public defender will ensure that the Commission has a broader knowledge base and will promote the goals of improving the criminal justice system by ensuring that the challenges and needs of the indigent accused and indigent offenders are considered during the study of the criminal justice system in Kansas. (Attachment 13)

The Committee had questions for Ms. Glendening.

Written testimony in support of HB2429 was submitted by Representative Stephen Owens. (Attachment 14)

Chairperson Jennings called for final questions from the Committee and then closed the hearing.