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      Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 18th, 2013

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Title

Gideon's Promise Act

Official Title

A bill to ensure the effective administration of criminal justice.

Summary

Gideon's Promise Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to require grant applicants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to include in grant applications a comprehensive state-wide plan for the improvement of the administration of the criminal justice system. Makes it unlawful for government entities or their agents to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives indigent defendants of their constitutional rights to assistance of counsel in criminal proceedings.