SCS/SB 1054 - This act expands the jurisdiction of juvenile courts to include individuals who are over seventeen years of age but not yet eighteen years of age, for the sole purpose of status offenses, by modifying the definitions of "child," "adult," and "status offense."
All law enforcement officers, juvenile officers, school personnel, or court personnel shall have civil and criminal immunity from liability for any action taken or failure to take action involving a minor child who remains under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court if such action is based on a good faith belief by such officer or personnel that the minor child is not under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
The provisions relating to extension of the juvenile court's jurisdiction shall not take effect until such time as spending by the state for juvenile officers and offices exceeds by three million eight hundred dollars the amount spent by the state for such officers and offices in fiscal year 2007.
This act also modifies the crime of tampering with a judicial officer to include juvenile and deputy juvenile officers.
This act is substantially similar to SCS/HB 215 (2007) and HB 1550 (2008).