Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; raises maximum age for delinquency matters. (SB134)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; Department of Juvenile Justice; extending jurisdiction in delinquency matters to persons 18 years of age or older but less than 21 years of age. Raises the maximum age for delinquency matters in juvenile and domestic relations district courts from persons under 18 years of age to persons under 21 years of age. The bill defines "underage person" as an individual who is 18 years of age or older but less than 21 years of age. The bill adds underage persons to all provisions regarding delinquency proceedings in juvenile and domestic relations district courts, the transfer of delinquency matters to circuit courts, and criminal procedure as currently applies to juveniles only. The bill differentiates between juveniles and underage persons in specific circumstances, including consent for medical or mental health records or procedures, mental health screenings in secure detention facilities, and provisions regarding release on bail or recognizance. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2024, and provides that the provisions of the bill shall apply prospectively and only to conduct or an offense that occurs on or after January 1, 2024. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100118D
01/08/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/28/2022Racial and ethnic impact statement from JLARC (SB134)
01/31/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/02/2022Racial and ethnic impact statement from JLARC (SB134)
02/04/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendments (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB134)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/14/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB134E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22100118D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB134E)
02/27/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
03/08/2022Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

MRWBA Legislative Committee, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

If passed, would have raised the maximum age for delinquency matters in J&DR courts from "under 18" to "under 21."

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