HB 339: Prosecution of Juvenile Offenders
GENERAL BILL by Alexander ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Eskamani ; Hill
Prosecution of Juvenile Offenders; Removes provisions relating to involuntary mandatory waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction; revises provisions authorizing discretionary prosecution of juveniles as adults & removes provisions requiring prosecution of juveniles as adults; specifies minimum age for indictment of juvenile charged with offense punishable by death or by life imprisonment; provides that pending competency hearing prevents transfer of juvenile to adult court until hearing is concluded & tolls specified time limits; requires that juvenile found to have committed offense punishable by death or by life imprisonment must be sentenced as juvenile, not as adult.
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)
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• Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 47
• Introduced -HJ 47
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)
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