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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Direct filing of juvenile cases in adult court. Eliminates a requirement that the case of a juvenile who is: (1) 16 or 17 years of age; and (2) accused of certain offenses; must be filed directly in a court with adult criminal jurisdiction. Provides that an individual: (1) whose case was directly filed in a court with adult criminal jurisdiction; and (2) who has not been sentenced; before the effective date of this act must (rather than may, under current law) be sentenced under provisions concerning sentencing alternatives for certain offenders under criminal court jurisdiction. Direct filing of juvenile cases in adult court. Eliminates a requirement that the case of a juvenile who is: (1) 16 or 17 years of age; and (2) accused of certain offenses; must be filed directly in a court with adult criminal jurisdiction. Provides that an individual: (1) whose case was directly filed in a court with adult criminal jurisdiction; and (2) who has not been sentenced; before the effective date of this act must (rather than may, under current law) be sentenced under provisions concerning sentencing alternatives for certain offenders under criminal court jurisdiction.