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HB15-1022: Juvenile Petty Offense Contracts

Criminal Justice | Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB15-1022
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: McMann/Steadman, Cooke


For a juvenile 10 years of age or older alleged to have committed a petty offense, the bill allows a peace officer to issue a petty ticket requiring the juvenile to appear before a law enforcement officer, an assessment officer, or a screening team (screening entity). If the screening entity finds certain conditions have been met, the screening entity shall offer a petty offense contract to the juvenile and his or her parent or legal guardian. If the juvenile satisfies the conditions of the contract, the prosecuting attorney shall not file charges with the court.

Current Status:

03/18/2015 - Governor Signed
03/02/2015 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/07/2015 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

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