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SB 628: Prosecuting Children as Adults


Prosecuting Children as Adults; Deleting provisions under which a state attorney either must request a court to transfer and certify children of certain ages who commit specified crimes for prosecution as adults or must provide written reasons to the court for not making such a request, or proceed under certain provisions; providing that children 14 years of age or older, rather than children of any age, who are charged with certain offenses are subject to the jurisdiction of the court until an indictment is returned by the grand jury; authorizing, rather than requiring, that a child who is found to have committed specified crimes be sentenced according to certain provisions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/22/2019 Senate • Filed
    11/6/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 48
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 48
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Criminal Justice

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  • SB 628, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/22/2019 at 4:13 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 517 Prosecuting Children as Adults Alexander Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    985.03 Definitions. Page 8 (pdf)
    985.15 Filing decisions. Page 11 (pdf)
    985.26 Length of detention. Page 13 (pdf)
    985.265 Detention transfer and release; education; adult jails. Page 12 (pdf)
    985.556 Waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction; hearing. Page 2 (pdf)
    985.557 Direct filing of an information; discretionary criteria. Page 4 (pdf)
    985.56 Indictment of a juvenile. Page 6 (pdf)
    985.565 Sentencing powers; procedures; alternatives for juveniles prosecuted as adults. Page 9 (pdf)

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