Juvenile offenders; offenses and punishment. (SB122)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile offenders; sentences. Provides that the punishment is a Class 2 felony (20 years to life) for persons convicted of a crime committed when a juvenile for which the only available punishment is a life sentence. The bill also provides that a juvenile cannot commit capital murder. This bill is in response to Miller v. Alabama (567 U.S.___, 2012) where the United States Supreme Court held that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a sentencing scheme that requires life in prison without the possibility of parole for juvenile homicide offenders. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103084D
12/30/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB122)
01/20/2014Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)