Juvenile court jurisdiction

S.E.A. 1256, P.L. 84 Effective: April 19, 2021 Provides that a child who: (1) commits indecent display by a youth; or (2) commits dangerous possession of a firearm or provides a firearm to another child in certain circumstances; has committed a delinquent act … [Read more...]

Adoption

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1448 sponsored by Sen. Liz Brown, Sen. Koch, and Sen. Busch regarding adoption. The bill removes certain residency requirements for individuals seeking to adopt a child.  The bill also allows a petition for adoption to be filed … [Read more...]

Adult and juvenile court jurisdiction

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1198 regarding adult and juvenile court jurisdiction, sponsored by Sen. M. Young.  Rep. McNamara presented the bill, which provides that a complaint, indictment, or information for child molesting, vicarious … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 197 authored by Sen. M. Young regarding criminal law issues.  The bill specifies that a conviction for certain sex offenses requires mandatory revocation of a teaching license. The bill provides that a child … [Read more...]

Rioting

On February 2, 2021, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 198 authored by Sen. M. Young regarding rioting.  The bill grants the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction with the prosecuting attorney to prosecute an action in which a person is … [Read more...]

Adult and juvenile court jurisdiction

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1198 authored by Rep. McNamara and Rep. Steuerwald regarding adult and juvenile court jurisdiction.  The bill provides that a complaint, indictment, or information for child molesting, vicarious sexual gratification, … [Read more...]

Juvenile court jurisdiction

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1256 authored by Rep. McNamara and Rep. Steuerwald regarding the juvenile court jurisdiction.  The bill provides that a child who: (1) commits indecent display by a youth; or (2) commits dangerous possession of a … [Read more...]

Adoption petitions in any county

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard HB 1562, which would permit filing of adoption petitions in any county. Rep. Carbaugh, author, introduced the bill and explained this legislation would permit an adoption petition to be filed in any probate … [Read more...]