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HB15-1091: Policies On Juvenile Shackling In Court

Criminal Legal Reform | Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB15-1091
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Lontine/Merrifield


The bill requires each judicial district to develop and implement a policy regarding juvenile shackling by December 31, 2015. The policy must be developed with input from the judicial department, law enforcement agencies, public defenders’ offices, and district attorneys’ offices and must consider research, legal precedent, and recognized best practices regarding shackling juveniles. The state court administrator shall report to the house and senate judiciary committees, or to any successor committees, by January 31, 2016, regarding the policies developed by each judicial district.

Current Status:

03/25/2015 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/18/2015 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Judiciary
02/25/2015 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/14/2015 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

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