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HB 0242 - Juvenile Justice Reform/Juvenile Code Rewrite
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Willard, Wendell 51st
Last Action: 1/1/2014 - House - Effective Date
State Code Titles: 15 / 42 / 49
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: JUDY
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation is a combination of some of the provisions from the Juvenile Code Rewrite and the recommendations from the Criminal Justice Reform Council in regards to juvenile justice. The bill restructures the juvenile code to improve the process for practitioners and judges. For a section by section summary please click here.

Bill Summary from the State Site - Click for the State Summary Page / Click for Current Full Text
2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 242
Courts; juvenile proceedings; substantially revise, supersede, and modernize provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to courts, so as to substantially revise, supersede, and modernize provisions relating to juvenile proceedings and enact comprehensive juvenile justice reforms recommended by the Governor's Special Council on Justice Reform in Georgia; to provide for the Office of the Child Advocate for the Protection of Children; to amend Code Section 42-5-52 of the O.C.G.A., relating to classification and separation of inmates generally; to amend Chapter 4A of Title 49 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the Department of Juvenile Justice; to amend the O.C.G.A., so as to conform provisions to the new Chapter 11 of Title 15 and correct cross-references; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/01/2014 - Effective Date
May/02/2013 - Act 127
May/02/2013 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/09/2013 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/25/2013 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Mar/21/2013 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/21/2013 - Senate Third Read
Mar/20/2013 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/14/2013 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/01/2013 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/28/2013 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/28/2013 - House Third Readers
Feb/20/2013 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/11/2013 - House Second Readers
Feb/08/2013 - House First Readers
Feb/07/2013 - House Hopper
Footnotes
02/28/2013 Modified Structured Rule
Votes
Mar/25/2013 - House Vote #373Yea(167)Nay(0)NV(8)
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Mar/21/2013 - Senate Vote #207Yea(47)Nay(0)NV(2)
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Feb/28/2013 - House Vote #118Yea(173)Nay(0)NV(5)
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