Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 417 Session Year 2012
AN ACT CONCERNING JUVENILE MATTERS AND PERMANENT GUARDIANSHIPS.
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.