90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0171
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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.                                                       
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          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.                                                  
          JUDICIAL NOTE                                                        
          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

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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