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Georgia Code Title 17. Criminal Procedure § 17-12-80

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(a) In order to retain funding as provided in Code Sections 15-21-74 and 15-21A-6, a governing authority shall verify that the applicant qualifies as an indigent person.  The governing authority shall establish the methodology for verification and fund such process.  The governing authority shall produce auditable information to the council to substantiate its verification process as requested by the council or its director.

(b) The council shall establish policies to determine approval of an indigent person verification system and shall annually provide written notification to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority as to whether or not a governing authority has an approved indigent person verification system.

(c) The governing authority shall advise the circuit public defender, if applicable, or the administrator of the indigent defense system for the jurisdiction of the name of each person who has applied for legal services and provide identifying information for those persons who are financially eligible for services within one business day of such person's application for services.

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