SB609: Juvenile offenders; Retention of jurisdiction.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 16.1-242 of the Code of Virginia, relating to retention of jurisdiction over juvenile offenders.
[S 609]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 16.1-242 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 16.1-242. Retention of jurisdiction.

When jurisdiction has been obtained by the court in the case of any child, such jurisdiction, which includes the authority to suspend, reduce, modify, or dismiss the disposition of any juvenile adjudication, may be retained by the court until such person becomes twenty-one 21 years of age, except when the person is in the custody of the Department or when jurisdiction is divested under the provisions of § 16.1-244. In any event, when such person reaches the age of twenty-one 21 and a prosecution has not been commenced against him, he shall be proceeded against as an adult, even if he was a juvenile when the offense was committed.

2. That the provisions of this act are declaratory of existing law.


SENATE BILL NO. 609
Senate Amendments in [ ] -- February 7, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact § 16.1-242 of the Code of Virginia, relating to retention of jurisdiction over juvenile offenders.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Surovell

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 16.1-242 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 16.1-242. Retention of jurisdiction.

When jurisdiction has been obtained by the court in the case of any child, such jurisdiction, which includes the authority to suspend, reduce,  [ or   ] modify  [ , or dismiss  ] the disposition of any juvenile adjudication, may be retained by the court until such person becomes twenty-one 21 years of age, except when the person is in the custody of the Department or when jurisdiction is divested under the provisions of § 16.1-244. In any event, when such person reaches the age of twenty-one 21 and a prosecution has not been commenced against him, he shall be proceeded against as an adult, even if he was a juvenile when the offense was committed.

SENATE BILL NO. 609

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 9, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact § 16.1-242 of the Code of Virginia, relating to retention of jurisdiction over juvenile offenders.
Patron-- Surovell

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 16.1-242 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 16.1-242. Retention of jurisdiction.

When jurisdiction has been obtained by the court in the case of any child, such jurisdiction, which includes the authority to suspend, reduce, or modify the disposition of any juvenile adjudication, may be retained by the court until such person becomes twenty-one 21 years of age, except when the person is in the custody of the Department or when jurisdiction is divested under the provisions of § 16.1-244. In any event, when such person reaches the age of twenty-one 21 and a prosecution has not been commenced against him, he shall be proceeded against as an adult, even if he was a juvenile when the offense was committed.