FL H0509 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Failed on March 10 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-03-10 - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Creates exception to suspension of civil rights upon conviction of felony for children convicted as adults; removes provisions requiring state attorney request court to transfer & certify child for prosecution as adult; revises factors that court must consider when determining whether child should be transferred to adult court; eliminates discretionary direct filing for children of specified ages; revises list of crimes for which children may be direct filed; requires specified information to be included in certain orders; removes provisions requiring that child be prosecuted as adult in certain circumstances; authorizes child transferred to adult court to request hearing; prohibits transfer of eligible child to adult court if child has previously been found incompetent & has not had competency restored; authorizes, rather than requires, court to order child to be housed in adult detention facility in certain circumstances.

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Juvenile Justice



2018-03-10HouseDied in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
2018-03-10HouseIndefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
2017-11-08HouseReferred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Same As/Similar To

H195 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
S288 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Criminal Justice
S936 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
S1552 (Similar To) 2018-03-26 - Chapter No. 2018-86

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
944292Amended CodeSee Bill Text
98503Amended CodeSee Bill Text
98515Amended CodeSee Bill Text
985265Amended CodeSee Bill Text
985514Amended CodeSee Bill Text
985556Amended CodeSee Bill Text
985557Amended CodeSee Bill Text
98556Amended CodeSee Bill Text
985565Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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