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SB 610: Direct Filing of an Information

GENERAL BILL by Powell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Farmer

Direct Filing of an Information; Revising provisions concerning the housing of children held in detention; prohibiting a child who has been transferred to adult court for criminal prosecution pursuant to direct file from being held in a jail or other facility used for the detention of adults prior to a specified hearing to determine if the child should be prosecuted as an adult; deleting references to the state attorney’s discretion to direct file a juvenile; revising discretionary direct file criteria, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/22/2019 Senate • Filed
    11/6/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 47
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 46
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Criminal Justice

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  • SB 610, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/22/2019 at 12:06 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 285 Direct Filing of an Information Bush, Fernandez-Barquin Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
    H 421 (c1) Detention of Children Criminal Justice Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
    S 618 (c1) Detention of Children Powell Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    985.265 Detention transfer and release; education; adult jails. Page 2 (pdf)
    985.556 Waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction; hearing. Page 9 (pdf)
    985.557 Direct filing of an information; discretionary criteria. Page 3 (pdf)

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