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CS/HB 129: Juvenile Justice

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Edwards ; Peters ; Powell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Lee ; Narain ; Pilon ; Rouson

Juvenile Justice; Revises circumstances when state attorney may file information when child of certain age range commits or attempts to commit specified crimes; removes requirement that state attorney file information; prohibits transfer of child based on child's competency; requires DJJ to collect specified data; provides specified sanctions to which juvenile may be sentenced; prohibits sentence from exceeding maximum adult term; revises criteria in determining whether to impose juvenile or adult sanctions; requires adult court to enter order including specific findings of fact & reasons for its decision; requires court to consider reports; revises how child may be sanctioned; removes requirement to impose adult sanctions; requires court to explain basis for imposing adult sanctions; revises when juvenile sanctions may be imposed.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 293 (Ch. 2016-78)
Location: In committee/council (JUAS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/2/2015 House • Filed
9/24/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 17
11/24/2015 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 12/01/15, 3:30 pm, Sumner Hall
12/1/2015 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 165
12/3/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
12/4/2015 House • Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 155
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 16
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 139
3/11/2016 House • Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 293 (Ch. 2016-78)