Mental health matters

The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee heard HB 1006, sponsored by Sen. Merritt and Sen. Charbonneau, on mental health matters. Portions of the bill (1) expand eligibility for Recovery Works services to include individuals under the age of 18 whose cases were … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The House Public Health Committee heard HB 1006 concerning mental health matters authored by Rep. Kirchhofer.  Portions of the bill (1) expand eligibility for Recovery Works services to include individuals under the age of 18 whose cases were waived to adult court or … [Read more...]

Pharmacy robbery

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Young’s SB 170 on pharmacy robbery.  The bill adds a provision that a juvenile court does not have jurisdiction over an individual for an alleged robbery that was committed in a pharmacy or in a retailer containing a pharmacy if … [Read more...]

Juvenile law

S.E.A. 160, P.L. 28 Effective: July 1, 2016 Allows an adult court having jurisdiction over a minor charged with an offense requiring the automatic transfer of jurisdiction to the adult court to withhold judgment and transfer jurisdiction to the juvenile court for … [Read more...]

Waiver to adult court

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 160 on waiver to adult court sponsored by Rep. Washburne. The bill permits a criminal court having jurisdiction over a juvenile charged with a direct file offense to withhold judgment and transfer jurisdiction back … [Read more...]

Waiver to adult court

The Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee heard SB 160 authored by Sen. R. Michael Young on waiver to adult court. The bill would require an adult court exercising “direct-file” jurisdiction over a juvenile to transfer jurisdiction to the juvenile court for … [Read more...]

Robbery of a pharmacy

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 227 authored by Sen. Grooms, on robbery of a pharmacy. The bill enhances robbery from a Level 5 to Level 4 felony if the robbery involves theft of a controlled substance from a person on the premises of a … [Read more...]

Various criminal law issues

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard HB 1304 on various criminal law issues sponsored Sen. Steele and Sen. R. Michael Young. The committee adopted three amendments. Two of the amendments made language changes and technical corrections. The third amendment, … [Read more...]