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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

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  • 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    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 517, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/4/2019 at 12:43 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 628 Prosecuting Children as Adults Powell Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Criminal Justice

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    985.03 Definitions. Page 10 (pdf)
    985.556 Waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction; hearing. Page 2 (pdf)
    985.557 Direct filing of an information; discretionary criteria. Page 4 (pdf)
    985.56 Indictment of a juvenile. Page 7 (pdf)
    985.565 Sentencing powers; procedures; alternatives for juveniles prosecuted as adults. Page 10 (pdf)

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