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HB 285: Direct Filing of an Information

GENERAL BILL by Bush ; Fernandez-Barquin ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes ; Diamond ; Eskamani ; Geller ; Joseph ; Slosberg

Direct Filing of an Information; Removes references to state attorney's discretion to direct file juvenile; revises discretionary direct file criteria; provides for opportunity for hearing to reverse direct file; revises provisions concerning housing of children held in detention.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/4/2019 House • Filed
10/16/2019 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 27
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 27
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee