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House Bill 1339

House Bill 1339

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1339 (Updated April 18, 2007 1:44 pm - DI 84)

Protection from self-incrimination for juveniles. Provides that information provided by a child in the course of mental health screening, assessment, evaluation, or treatment provided during juvenile court, probation, or intake proceedings may not be admitted as evidence against the child on the issue of whether the child committed a delinquent act or a crime. Specifies that this provision does not affect a disclosure or reporting requirement in effect on July 1, 2007, under statute or in case law regarding a statement that relates directly to the facts or immediate circumstances of a homicide or reveals that the child may intend to commit a crime. Pr ovides that a person who is at least 21 years of age and who is alleged to have committed a murder is not considered a child under juvenile law, even if the murder was committed when the person was less than 18 years of age, and specifies that certain juvenile procedures only apply to persons less than 18 years of age.
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