Juvenile & domestic relations district court; jurisdiction over juveniles not present in U.S. (SB1592)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile and domestic relations district court; jurisdiction over juveniles who are not lawfully present in the United States. Prohibits the juvenile and domestic relations district court from making a determination that it is not in a juvenile's best interest to return to his home country when such juvenile is not lawfully present in the United States and when the purpose of making such determination is for the juvenile's eligibility for special immigrant juvenile classification. The bill exempts decisions made by the court for the purposes of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption of 1993, as amended. Read the Bill »


01/24/2017: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/24/2017Unanimous consent to introduce
01/24/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104319D
01/24/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2017Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Alicia N. writes:

Does this law supersede the the jurisdiction of the juvenile court? If so, would this put children's lives in danger? If so, this bill should be killed. Allow the courts to do their job in protecting these children, regardless of citizenship status.