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HB 543: Prosecution of Juveniles


Prosecution of Juveniles; Revises age-based criteria & offenses for which discretionary direct file of an information against child may be made in adult court; prohibits filing of information on child otherwise eligible if it is child's first offense unless there are compelling reasons; requires such reasons to be stated in writing; provides criteria for a state attorney use to determine whether to file an information; requires state attorney to file written explanation when information is filed; provides criteria for consideration of child's request to adult court to return criminal case to juvenile justice system.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2013 House • Filed
2/6/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 61
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 61
5/3/2013 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee