Juvenile law-enforcement records; disclosure of certain confidential records to school principal. (HB1176)

Introduced By

Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Confidentiality of juvenile law-enforcement records. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104339D
01/17/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/03/2012Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice


Liane Rozzell writes:

This bill would make public the records of children younger than 14 who are CHARGED with an offense (not convicted). These children should be protected from having this information made public. That is the whole point of the juvenile justice system. Kids who are 13 and younger are still growing and changing. They are not yet who they will be. Publicity of this kind could ruin their lives forever, no matter how much they change and get rehabilitated.