VIVERITO, SEVERNS AND HALVORSON.
JUV CT-TEEN COURT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Permits a county or
municipality to establish a teen court program. Provides that in
those counties and municipalities that have created a teen court
program, a juvenile police officer as a station adjustment may refer a
minor who has not been previously adjudicated a delinquent minor, has
not previously been tried by a teen court, and who is alleged to have
committed a misdemeanor to be tried by a jury of 12 persons at least
13 years of age but under 19 years of age. Provides that the teen
court jury may sentence the minor to pay restitution or serve at least
10 hours but not more than 60 hours of community service.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes provisions that require the minor to pay a fee of $10 to
cover the costs of administering the teen court program and if
convicted to pay the costs of the teen court. Deletes provisions that
require the teen court jury to reflect the racial diversity of the
county or municipality as a whole. Limits the teen court jury to a
sentencing jury only.
SB171 would have no population or fiscal impact on this Dept.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a county or municipality may create or contract
with a community based organization for teen court programs. Changes
the minimum age for participation as a member, of the teen court jury,
the prosecutor or representative of the minor from 13 to 10 years of
age. Also permits the supervisor of the teen court program to permit
a person who knows the minor to prosecute or represent the minor in
the teen court proceeding.
No decrease or increase in the number of judges needed.
FISCAL NOTE, S-AM 1 (Dpt. Corrections)
No change from correctional note.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1
No change from previous correctional note.
JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1
No change from previous judicial note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that all teen court jury members and teen court
attorneys, judges, and observers must sign a prescribed oath of
confidentiality prior to commencing teen court proceedings.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (DCCA)
Fails to create a State mandate.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0402
Last action date: 97-08-15
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
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