SB 1382 Increases the age of majority to eighteen in various statutes
Sponsor:Quick Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4076S.03I Fiscal Note:4076-03
Committee:Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:04/14/04 - Voted Do Pass w/SCA 1 S Judiciary & Civil & Criminal Journal page:
Jurisprudence Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 1382 - This act states that every parent or guardian is responsible for enrolling his or her child in school and ensuring attendance until the age of eighteen. A child may be excused from attendance until age eighteen by the superintendent or a court. A child who completes secondary grade levels or a GED test prior to age eighteen shall not be required to attend school.

This act requires that children under eighteen years of age, who have not completed school and who are not attending regular day school shall be required to attend part-time classes regularly.

This act changes the definition of child to mean a person under eighteen years of age in Chapter 211, RSMo, concerning juvenile courts. The jurisdiction of the juvenile courts is extended to those individuals under the age of eighteen.

The act states that a child between the ages of twelve and eighteen can be transferred to a court of general jurisdiction. A child ten years of age or older may be transferred to a court of general jurisdiction if there is a petition which alleges that the child has committed a dangerous felony. Currently, a child of any age may be transferred if it is alleged that he or she has committed a dangerous felony.

This act allows a person who has not reached the age of eighteen at the time when he or she committed murder in the first degree to be imprisoned for life without parole or probation.

This act establishes that a person does not commit false imprisonment under certain circumstances when the person being restrained is under the age of eighteen.

This act changes the definition of child to mean a person under the age of eighteen in Chapter 565, RSMo, concerning Offenses Against the Person.