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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Juvenile delinquency and detention. Provides that a child less than 12 years of age may be prosecuted for juvenile delinquency only for commission of certain, specified offenses. Provides that a child who is less than 12 years of age may not be held in a juvenile detention facility, unless: (1) the child is at least 10 years of age and less than 12 years of age; and (2) the court finds that: (A) there is probable cause to believe the child committed an act that would be murder if committed by an adult; and (B) it is in the best Juvenile delinquency and detention. Provides that a child less than 12 years of age may be prosecuted for juvenile delinquency only for commission of certain, specified offenses. Provides that a child who is less than 12 years of age may not be held in a juvenile detention facility, unless: (1) the child is at least 10 years of age and less than 12 years of age; and (2) the court finds that: (A) there is probable cause to believe the child committed an act that would be murder if committed by an adult; and (B) it is in the best interests of the child or the community that a petition be filed alleging that the child is a delinquent child. Requires a court that orders a child at least 10 years of age and less than 12 years of age to be detained in a juvenile facility to make specified written findings and conclusions. ... View more