Mr. Chairman:

I move to amend House Bill 2 (second reading copy -- yellow).

Signed: ____________________________

Representative Emma Kerr-Carpenter

And, that such amendments to House Bill 2 (second reading copy -- yellow) read as follows:

1. Page D-5, line 11: .

Strike: "604,971 609,148"    [General Fund FY24 FY25]

Insert: "2,309,738 2,326,144"[General Fund FY24 FY25]

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Explanation - The Section D subcommittee approved funding for five attorney positions within the Office of the State Public Defender as part of the executive's request for 20.00 new FTE. This amendment increases general fund by $1,704,767 in FY 2024 and $1,716,996 in FY 2025 to provide the remaining 15.00 FTE. Additional positions to be funded include six attorneys, six criminal investigators, two administrative assistants, and one project manager.