Circuit courts; juvenile's right to appeal transfer of case. (SB822)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile's right to appeal transfer to circuit court.  Provides for a juvenile's right to appeal to the circuit court the attorney for the Commonwealth's decision in certain violent felony cases to transfer  the juvenile's case to the circuit court for trial as an adult. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101291D
01/06/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2011Passed by temporarily
01/25/2011Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/18/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/22/2011Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.


Liane Rozzell writes:

We support this bill. It adds crucial judicial oversight to the process of trying youth as adults.

Our system of trying youth as adults is currently unfair, since youth have no right to appeal a prosecutor's unilateral decision to try them in Circuit Court (adult criminal court). This bill returns a measure of fairness to the system.