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SB 578: Juvenile Justice


Juvenile Justice; Prohibiting children younger than a certain age from being adjudicated delinquent, arrested, or charged with a crime; authorizing children of at least a specified age, rather than of any age, to be taken into custody under certain circumstances; requiring that children who are taken into custody pursuant to certain circuit court orders be treated in a specified manner and be detained only pursuant to specified findings, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/18/2019 Senate • Filed
    11/1/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 45
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 44
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Criminal Justice

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  • SB 578, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/18/2019 at 8:53 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 949 Juvenile Justice Eskamani Identical Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    316.003 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    960.001 Guidelines for fair treatment of victims and witnesses in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. Page 5 (pdf)
    985.03 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    985.031 Page 2 (pdf)
    985.101 Taking a child into custody. Page 2 (pdf)
    985.24 Use of detention; prohibitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    985.25 Detention intake. Page 9 (pdf)
    985.439 Violation of probation or postcommitment probation. Page 8 (pdf)

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