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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6560

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 2324

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. WALKER, 93rd Dist.

SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.

REP. PORTER, 94th Dist.

SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF YOUTHS TO THE ADULT CRIMINAL DOCKET.

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

That section 46b-127 of the general statutes be amended to ensure that children charged with a class B felony are provided with a hearing on their amenability to treatment in the juvenile court prior to being transferred to the regular criminal docket and to raise the minimum age for transfer from fourteen years to fifteen years of age.

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that certain children are provided with a hearing on their amenability to treatment in the juvenile court prior to being transferred to the regular criminal docket and to raise the minimum age for transfer from fourteen years to fifteen years of age.