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HB 137: Crimes and offenses; restrictions on contingency fee compensation of an attorney appointed in forfeiture actions; change provisions

Voted on Friday March 3, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

Under HB 137, attorneys appointed to represent Georgia in forfeiture actions brought shall not be compensation: by a percent of assets relating to the forfeiture action, on an hourly basis capped by the value of the assets, or on an hourly, fixed fee, or other arrangement that is contingent upon the successful prosecution of the forfeiture action.

The attorney's compensation terms shall be filed in writing with the clerk of court, with copies furnished for the presiding judge and the Prosecuting Attorney's Council.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 166 92.2% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 6 3.3%
Excused 8 4.4%