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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.

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

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/4/2019 House • Filed
11/15/2019 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 43
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 43
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee