The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1228 pertaining to data concerning youth in adult court sponsored by Sen. Head. The bill requires the Criminal Justice Institute to track certain information concerning juveniles under the jurisdiction of an adult court due to a juvenile court not having jurisdiction, track certain information concerning waivers of juvenile court jurisdiction, and publish the information annually.
The bill was amended by consent. Testimony was presented in support of the bill by Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Public Defender Council, and the Marion County Public Defender Office. The amended bill passed on a vote of 9-0.
Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/house/1228.