Juvenile offenders; youth justice diversion programs, report. (HB2017)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Juvenile offenders; youth justice diversion programs. Authorizes any jurisdiction to establish a youth justice diversion program, defined in the bill as a diversionary program that (i) is monitored by a local youth justice diversion program advisory committee; (ii) uses juvenile volunteers as lawyers, jurors, and other court personnel; (iii) uses volunteer attorneys as judges; (iv) conducts peer trials, subject to the juvenile and domestic relations court's jurisdiction, of juveniles who are referred to the program by an intake officer; and (v) imposes various sentences emphasizing restitution, rehabilitation, accountability, competency building, and education, but not incarceration. The bill provides that a jurisdiction may establish a youth justice diversion program upon establishment of a local youth justice diversion program advisory committee and approval of the program by the chief judge of the juvenile and domestic relations court that serves such jurisdiction. The bill requires each local youth justice diversion program advisory committee to establish criteria for the eligibility and participation of juveniles alleged to have committed a delinquent act other than an act that would be a felony or a Class 1 misdemeanor if committed by an adult, with the consent of the juvenile's parent or legal guardian, and to establish policies and procedures for the operation of such program. The bill provides that whenever an intake officer takes informal action on a complaint alleging that a child committed a delinquent act other than an act that would be a felony or a Class 1 misdemeanor if committed by an adult, the intake officer may refer the juvenile to a youth justice diversion program. Read the Bill »

Status

08/05/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance and Appropriations Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101705D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21102998D-H1
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21102998D-H1
01/29/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2017H1
01/30/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2017H1)
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2021Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Enrolled
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2017ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2017ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 457 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0457)