91st General Assembly
Summary of HB2136
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Short description: 
JUV CT-MINORS RIGHT-DELNQUNCY                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Juvenile  Court  Act  of  1987.   Provides  that  in      
   delinquency proceedings, minors have  all  the  procedural  rights  of      
   adults  in criminal proceedings, unless specifically precluded by laws      
   that enhance the protection of the minors.  Requires the minor  to  be      
   represented  by counsel, to have the right to be present, to be heard,      
   to present evidence material  to  the  proceedings,  to  cross-examine      
   witnesses, and to examine pertinent court files and records.  Provides      
   that  a  confession,  statement,  or  admission  may not be introduced      
   against a minor under 10 on the allegations of a delinquency petition.      
   Provides that there is a rebuttable  presumption  that  a  confession,      
   statement, or admission made by a child at least 10 but under 15 years      
   of age is inadmissible.  Effective immediately.                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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