Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 417
Session Year 2012


To: (1) Establish a process for determining competency of a child or youth in a juvenile matter; (2) clarify the procedure for genetic testing reporting of paternity adjudications in certain juvenile matters; (3) clarify the primary role of counsel for a child who is unable to communicate with counsel and is the subject of a neglect or abuse petition; (4) eliminate certain placements for children convicted as delinquent; (5) establish permanent legal guardianships and permanent guardianships intended to endure until the child attains the age of majority; (6) eliminate automatic transfers from the juvenile docket to the regular criminal docket for class B felony cases, and require the juvenile court to make certain enumerated findings prior to transferring a case where a child is charged with a class B, C or D felony or unclassified felony to the regular criminal docket; and (7) revise other procedures in juvenile matters.

Introduced by:
Judiciary Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 4/24/2012Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations
 4/16/2012(LCO)File Number 455
 4/16/2012Senate Calendar Number 316
 4/16/2012Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 4/16/2012(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/9/2012(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/16/12 10:00 AM
 3/28/2012(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/28/2012(JUD)Joint Favorable Substitute
 3/19/2012Public Hearing 03/23
 3/12/2012Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Co-sponsors of SB-417

Rep. Gary A. Holder-Winfield, 94th Dist.
Rep. Patricia Billie Miller, 145th Dist.
Rep. Robert Sanchez, 25th Dist.
Rep. Charles D. Clemons, 124th Dist.
Rep. Douglas McCrory, 7th Dist.

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