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SB 628: Prosecuting Children as Adults

GENERAL BILL by Powell

Prosecuting Children as Adults; Deleting provisions under which a state attorney either must request a court to transfer and certify children of certain ages who commit specified crimes for prosecution as adults or must provide written reasons to the court for not making such a request, or proceed under certain provisions; providing that children 14 years of age or older, rather than children of any age, who are charged with certain offenses are subject to the jurisdiction of the court until an indictment is returned by the grand jury; authorizing, rather than requiring, that a child who is found to have committed specified crimes be sentenced according to certain provisions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 1/14/2020 Senate - Introduced -SJ 48
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/22/2019 Senate • Filed
11/6/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 48
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 48