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SB 1492: Prosecuting Children as Adults


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

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2022 Senate • Filed
1/12/2022 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations -SJ 131
1/18/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 130
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Judiciary