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HB15-1025: Competency To Proceed Juvenile Justice System

Criminal Legal Reform | Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB15-1025
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Rosenthal/Newell


Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill establishes a juvenile-specific definition of incompetent to proceed for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system, as well as specific definitions for developmental disability, intellectual disability, mental capacity, and mental disability when used in this context. The bill clarifies the procedures for establishing incompetency, as well as for establishing the restoration of competency.

Current Status:

02/26/2015 - House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/07/2015 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

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