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Reform Representation of Indigent Defendants-CPCS

SECTION 176.   The commissioner of probation shall examine the costs and feasibility of establishing an indigency verification system that would determine whether a person is indigent pursuant to section 2A of chapter 211D of the General Laws the same day of a person's claim of indigency. The commissioner shall report the costs associated with the implementation of such a system and any other recommendations to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before December 31, 2011.