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SB 0127 - Juvenile Code Re-Write
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Tracking Level: Negotiating
Sponsor: Hamrick,Bill 30th
Last Action: 2/17/2012 - Senate Read Second Time
State Code Titles: 15 / 16 / 17 / 19 / 20 / 24 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 49
Senate Committee: JUDY
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill is a substantial revision of the laws dealing with juvenile criminal and civil cases. This legislation mandates that a prosecutor from the DA's office bring all charges in juvenile cases. Each juvenile charged will have a right to attorney and cannot waive counsel until they have met with an attorney.  The requirement for the Circuit Public Defender to establish a Juvenile Division has been struck from the statute, putting the responsibility for a public defender in juvenile cases back to the counties.  A new continuum of services for juveniles will also be required. 


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