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HB 195: Prosecution of Juveniles

GENERAL BILL by Powell

Prosecution of Juveniles; Revises age-based criteria & offenses for which discretionary direct file of 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 state attorney to determine whether to file information; requires state attorney to file written explanation when information is filed; provides criteria for consideration of child's request to return to juvenile justice system.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/7/2015 House • Filed
1/15/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 20
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 20
4/28/2015 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee