LOCAL LAW 1 OF 2019 ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW 1 OF 1987 TO DELETE PART-TIME DESIGNATION FROM THE TITLE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER”

Now, therefore be it enacted as follows: Purpose: It is the intent of this Local Law to amend Fulton County Local 1 of 1987, as codified in Chapter 120, Article 1, of the Code of Fulton County, to revise the work hours of the Public Defender from part-time to full-time.

(A strike-through shall indicate a deletion and underline shall indicate addition of new language to the existing text.)

Section 120-1. Appointment of part-time Public Defender.

The part-time Fulton County Public Defender shall be appointed by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors. subject to any stipulations and/or probationary periods.

Section 120-2. Term of Office.

The part-time Fulton County Public Defender’s term of office shall begin on January 1, 1988, and thereafter shall be for a term of two years, and each term shall be coextensive with the term of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors.

Section 120-3. Authority to appoint assistants; term.

  1. The part-time Fulton County Public Defender shall appoint as many assistant part-time Public Defenders as the Fulton County Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, deem necessary.
  2. The assistant part-time Fulton County Public Defender(s) shall serve for a term limited by the term of the part-time Public Defender.

Section 120.-4. Compensation.

The compensation for the part-time Public Defender and for the Assistant Public Defender(s) Assistants shall be fixed by resolution of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors prior to the Public Defender’s appointment . and the appointment of the part-time Public Defender Assistants and shall not be increased as or decreased during the term of their office.

Section 120-5 Powers and Duties.

The part-time Public Defender and the part-time Assistant Public Defender(s) Assistants shall have the power and duties stated in Article 18-a of the NYS County Law and such other powers and duties as may be otherwise created by Law.

Section 120-6. Inconsistent provisions superseded.

(No changes to this section.)

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