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Substitute Bill No. 5782

    February Session, 2006

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AN ACT CONCERNING THE AGE OF A CHILD FOR PURPOSES OF JURISDICTION IN DELINQUENCY MATTERS AND PROCEEDINGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2006) There is established a juvenile jurisdiction planning and implementation team that shall consist of the following members: (1) Six members of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (2) the Chief Court Administrator, or the Chief Court Administrator's designee; (3) the Commissioner of Children and Families, or the commissioner's designee; (4) the Commissioner of Correction, or the commissioner's designee; and (5) representatives of other state agencies as may be requested of such agencies by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate. The team shall plan for, and ensure the implementation of, any changes in the juvenile justice system that are required in order to extend jurisdiction in delinquency matters and proceedings to include sixteen-year-old children on and after January 1, 2008, and seventeen-year-old children on and after January 1, 2009.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2006

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