Senate Bill 0247
DIGEST OF SB 247 (Updated February 20, 2001 5:51 PM - DI 51)
Possession of firearms by minors. Makes dangerous possession of a firearm by a child who is less than 16 years of age a delinquent act under the exclusive jurisdiction of the juvenile court. Makes the offense a nonsuspendible offense if: (1) the violator is tried as an adult; (2) the offense is charged as a Class C felony; and (3) the offense is committed in a public safety improvement area. Provides a minimum period of confinement in a juvenile secure facility when: (1) the offender is adjudicated in juvenile court; and (2) the offense is committed in a public safety improvement area. (Current law allows the city legislative body in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Gary, South Bend, Hammond, Muncie, Bloomington, Anderson, Terre Haute, Kokomo, Lafayette, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Richmond, or New Albany to establish a public safety improvement area.) Indicates that the offender may not be placed in home detention or a community corrections program in lieu of imprisonment or confinement.
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