SB 0059 Juvenile crimes
Committee:CIVILR Number:S0240.01I
Last Action:02/01/95 - Bill Combined w/SCS/SB 40, 267, 262, 59, 6 & 19
Title:SCS/SB 40, 267, 262, 59, 6 & 1
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 59- This act extends the discretion of the juvenile court to dismiss a petition against a juvenile between the ages of fourteen and seventeen and transfer the case to a court of general jurisdiction if that juvenile has allegedly committed any of the following "adult" crimes: first degree murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, first degree assault, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, or distribution of drugs.

There shall be a presumption that such allegations be transferred unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the child can benefit from juvenile rehabilitative programs and the child does not pose a danger to the community. This standard shall be applied if: 1) a child has been adjudicated in juvenile court for an offense which would be considered a felony by an adult and is alleged to have committed a dangerous felony if it had been committed by an adult; or 2) the petition alleges that a child between thirteen and seventeen has committed any of the following "adult" crimes: a) first degree murder, b) second degree murder, c) forcible rape, d) forcible sodomy, or e) first degree robbery.

This act terminates jurisdiction in the juvenile court at the time a child is charged and alleged in the court of general jurisdiction to have committed a Class A or B felony.