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HB 0440 - Increase Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Include Children Under the Age of 18
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: Mandi Ballinger (R)
Last Action: 3/9/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
House Committee: Juvenile Justice
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation proposes changes the definition of "child" to include individuals under the age of 18 years when alleged to have committed a delinquent act; individuals under the age 22 and in the care of DFCS; under the age of 23 and eligible for and receiving independent living services through DFCS; and individuals under the age of 21 who committed an act of delinquency before reaching the age of 18 who was placed under the supervision of the court.  The superior court has exclusive original jurisdiction over the trial of any child 13 - 18 years of age who is alleged to have committed murder, murder in the second degree, voluntary manslaughter, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery or armed robbery if committed with a firearm.

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