Juveniles; eligibility for commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice. (SB1456)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juveniles; eligibility for commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice; eligibility for predispositional confinement in a secure facility. Provides that a juvenile may be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice (the Department) only if he (i) is adjudicated delinquent of a violent juvenile felony and is 11 years of age or older or (ii) is 14 years of age or older. The bill provides that no juvenile younger than 11 years of age may be detained in a secure facility prior to an order of final disposition unless he is alleged to have committed a violent juvenile felony; in such case, the juvenile may only be detained in an approved foster home, a facility operated by a licensed child welfare agency, or another suitable place designated by the court and approved by the Department, but under no circumstances shall such juvenile be detained in a secure detention facility. Read the Bill »


03/12/2021: signed by governor


01/20/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102423D
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/27/2021Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/09/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/10/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
02/12/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/17/2021Passed House with amendment (58-Y 41-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Adoption (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1456ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1456ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 115 (effective 7/1/21)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0115)