SF 0014 Circuit Court Hearings of Municipal Violations by Juveniles
AN ACT relating to juveniles; authorizing prosecution of violations of municipal ordinances in circuit court as specified; providing for probation revocation proceedings for violations of municipal or circuit court sentences; and providing for an ineffective date.
WE OPPOSE THIS BILL. THIS BILL COMES AT THE REQUEST OF NATRONA COUNTY TO CODIFY IN STATUTES THEIR CURRENT PROCEDURES FOR THE TREATMENT OF JUVENILES. THIS, AGAIN, JUST ENTRENCHES THE CURRENT PERVERSE SITUATION WHERE EVERY COUNTY DOES WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO WITH YOUTH WITH NO UNIFORMITY, NO OVERSIGHT AND NO DIRECTION FROM THE STATE. IF THE LEGISLATURE STARTS PUTTING EACH COUNTIES PROCESS IN STATUTE WE WILL HAVE EVEN MORE OF A MESS THAN WE HAVE NOW. THIS IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF CONCURRENT JURISDICTION FOR JUVENILES, THE SOLUTION IS NOW AND HAS BEEN FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO PROVIDE A UNIFORM, STATEWIDE JUVENILE JUSTICE COURT SYSTEM.
2/18 - This bill has passed introduction, passed the Judiciary committee and will go to the House for introduction
3/9 - This bill did not pass