HB 517: Prosecuting Children as Adults
GENERAL BILL by Alexander
Prosecuting Children as Adults; Removes provisions allowing state attorney to request court to certify children of certain ages who commit specified crimes for prosecution as adults; revises circumstances under which state attorney may file information in cases involving children; provides duties of DOC concerning such children who are convicted; provides that children 14 years of age or older charged with certain offenses are subject to court jurisdiction until indicted by grand jury; prohibits transfer to adult court of children who commit indictable offense & who have pending competency hearing; authorizes child found to have committed specified crimes be sentenced according to certain provisions.
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 43
• Introduced -HJ 43
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Companion bills that are identical word-for-word, not including titles. However, Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions are considered identical if the only difference is the word "House" or "Senate."
Companion bills that are substantially similar in text or have substantial portions of text that are largely the same.
Bills that have selected provisions that are similar in text.
A bill that is contingent upon passage of another bill within the same chamber, e.g., a trust fund bill, a bill providing a public record exemption, or an implementing bill.
The page numbers, when listed, for citations are constantly under review. The journals or printed bills of the respective chambers should be consulted as the official documents of the Legislature.
The links for the page numbers are formatted to open the bill text PDF directly to the page containing the citation. However, if your browser is set to open PDFs in a new window, as is often the case with 64-bit browsers, the bill text will open to the first page.