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CS/HB 421: Detention of Children

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Alexander ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bush ; Cortes ; Eskamani ; Geller ; Smith, C.

Detention of Children; Prohibits holding child being prosecuted as adult in jail or other facility intended or used for detention of adults; provides exception; requires court to consider specified factors in making certain determination; removes provisions under which court is required to order delivery of child to jail or other adult facility.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/21/2019 House • Filed
10/30/2019 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 36
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 36
1/30/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/03/20, 2:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2/3/2020 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 506
2/5/2020 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 496
2/6/2020 House • Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 524
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee