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CS/SB 378: Juvenile Justice

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Garcia ; Gibson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bullard ; Smith ; Detert

Juvenile Justice; Authorizing a law enforcement officer to issue a warning to a juvenile who admits having committed a misdemeanor or to inform the child’s parent or guardian of the child’s infraction; allowing a law enforcement officer who does not exercise one of these options to issue a civil citation or require participation in a similar diversion program; requiring a law enforcement officer to provide written documentation in certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2015
Last Action: 5/22/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-46
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/16/2015 Senate • Filed
1/23/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 57
2/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/02/15, 1:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 57
3/5/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/10/15, 10:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
3/10/2015 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 192
3/11/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/12/2015 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 192
3/17/2015 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 202
3/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/26/15, 9:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
3/26/2015 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 259
• Now in Rules -SJ 259
3/30/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/02/15, 11:30 am, 110 Senate Office Building
4/2/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 9 NAYS 2 -SJ 351
4/3/2015 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 351
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/08/15
4/8/2015 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 372
4/14/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 414
• Amendment(s) adopted (746220) -SJ 414
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 414
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 484
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 1 -SJ 484
4/22/2015 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 675
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/15
• Received -HJ 675
4/23/2015 House • Substituted for CS/CS/CS/HB 99 -HJ 750
• Read 2nd time -HJ 750
• Amendment(s) failed (776561) -HJ 751
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/24/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 805
• CS passed; YEAS 115 NAYS 2 -HJ 805
4/24/2015 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 656
5/7/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/21/2015 • Approved by Governor
5/22/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-46