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HB 509: Juvenile Justice

GENERAL BILL by Shaw ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Diamond ; Duran

Juvenile Justice; Creates exception to suspension of civil rights upon conviction of felony for children convicted as adults; removes provisions requiring state attorney request court to transfer & certify child for prosecution as adult; revises factors that court must consider when determining whether child should be transferred to adult court; eliminates discretionary direct filing for children of specified ages; revises list of crimes for which children may be direct filed; requires specified information to be included in certain orders; removes provisions requiring that child be prosecuted as adult in certain circumstances; authorizes child transferred to adult court to request hearing; prohibits transfer of eligible child to adult court if child has previously been found incompetent & has not had competency restored; authorizes, rather than requires, court to order child to be housed in adult detention facility in certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/2/2017 House • Filed
11/8/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 46
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 45
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee