Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 7050 Session Year 2015
AN ACT CONCERNING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.
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 adult criminal docket, to raise the age for transfer from fourteen years to fifteen years of age, to raise the age of a child from sixteen to eighteen concerning certain protections afforded to an admission, confession or statement by such child, to require the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee to continue its review of the state's juvenile justice system, and to prohibit children for being shackled or otherwise restrained prior to being adjudicated as delinquent unless such restraint is necessary to ensure the safety of the public.