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CS/SB 92: Reducing or Suspending the Sentence of a Juvenile Offender

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Joyner ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Sachs ; Rich

Reducing or Suspending the Sentence of a Juvenile Offender; Citing this act as the "Second Chance for Children Act"; providing that a juvenile offender who was 17 years of age or younger at the time of committing one or more nonhomicide offenses and who was sentenced to 10 or more years of imprisonment may be eligible for a reduced or suspended sentence; providing that the juvenile offender may petition the court after a specified age for a hearing to reduce or suspend the sentence; setting forth the eligibility criteria to reduce or suspend a sentence; authorizing the juvenile offender to petition for subsequent sentencing hearings if the court does not reduce or suspend the juvenile offender’s sentence, etc.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations
Location: In committee/council (BJA)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations (BJA)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/29/2011 Senate • Filed
9/8/2011 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 17
10/20/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 11/03/11, 10:30 am, 37 Senate Office Building
11/3/2011 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 112
11/7/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
11/16/2011 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 112
11/17/2011 Senate • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations -SJ 108
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 17
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 99
1/19/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations, 01/24/12, 1:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations