Legislative Update

2012 Legislative Session

SB 404 - Transition-to-Adulthood Services

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Pilon (CO-SPONSORS) Campbell; Julien
Department of Juvenile Justice: Revises types of diversified & innovative programs to provide rehabilitative treatment that may be developed or contracted for by DJJ, to include mother-infant programs; authorizes department, at secretary's discretion, to pay up to specified amount toward basic funeral expenses for youth who dies while in custody of department & whose parents or guardians are indigent & for which no other source of funding is available.
Effective Date: 07/01/2012

2011 Legislative Session

SB 404 - Transition-to-Adulthood Services

Transition-to-adulthood Services: Provides legislative intent concerning transition-to-adulthood services for youth in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Provides for eligibility for services for youth served by the DJJ who are legally in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Provides that an adjudication of delinquency does not disqualify a youth in foster care from certain services from the DCFS. Creates the College-Preparatory Boarding Academy Pilot Program for dependent or at-risk students, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2011

SB 2112 - Juvenile Detention Facilities

Juvenile Detention Facilities: Exempts a county that provides detention care for pre-adjudicated juveniles, or that contracts with another county to provide such care, from certain requirements for sharing the costs for juvenile detention. Provides that a county or county sheriff that meets certain prerequisites with respect to the operation of its juvenile detention facility is exempt from certain requirements of law governing the administration of such facilities. Authorizes a county or county sheriff to form regional detention facilities through an interlocal agreement, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2011

CS/SB 618 - Juvenile Justice

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice and Evers
Juvenile Justice: Repeals provisions relating to legislative intent for serious or habitual juvenile offenders in the juvenile justice system, definitions of terms for a training school and the serious or habitual juvenile offender program, the serious or habitual juvenile offender program in the juvenile justice system, the intensive residential treatment program for offenders less than 13 years of age, and the designation of persons holding law enforcement certification within the Office of the Inspector General to act as law enforcement officers, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2011

CS/HB 997 - Juvenile Civil Citations

GENERAL BILL by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and Pilon (CO-SPONSORS) Campbell; Ford; Glorioso; Grant; Metz; Passidomo; Perman; Porth; Rogers; Van Zant; Williams, A.
Juvenile Civil Citations: Requires DJJ to encourage & assist in implementation & improvement of civil citation & similar diversion programs; requires that juvenile civil citation & similar diversion program be established at local level with concurrence of certain persons; authorizes entities to operate civil citation or similar program; requires entity operating program to be selected consultation & agreement with state attorney & local law enforcement agencies; authorizes officer, on making contact with juvenile who admits to committing misdemeanor, to require participation in services based on needs assessment; limits civil citation program to first-time misdemeanor offenders unless approved by state attorney; requires program operator to report outcome to DJJ; provides that civil citation is not considered referral to DJJ; requires DJJ to develop guidelines for civil citation program; deletes requirement that copy of citation be sent to victim; requires juvenile probation officer to process original delinquent act as referral to DJJ in specified circumstances & refer certain reports to state attorney.
Effective Date: 07/01/2011

2010 Legislative Session

CS/SB 1012 - Juvenile Justice Facilities and Programs [SPSC]

GENERAL BILL by Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations and Jones
Juvenile Justice Facilities and Programs [SPSC]: Defines the term "ordinary medical care." Requires that the DJJ adopt rules to ensure the effective delivery of services to children in the care and custody of the DJJ. Clarifies that the rules of the DJJ do not supersede provisions governing consent to treatment and services, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2010

2009 Legislative Session

CS/CS/CS/CS/SB 1540 - Zero-tolerance Policies/Schools [SPSC]

GENERAL BILL by Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations and Judiciary and Criminal Justice and Education Pre-K - 12 and Wise (CO-SPONSORS) Sobel; Bullard
Zero-tolerance Policies/Schools [SPSC]: Requires that a district school board having a policy authorizing corporal punishment as a form of discipline review its policy on said punishment at specified intervals. Provides that zero-tolerance policies do not require the reporting of petty acts of misconduct and misdemeanors to a law enforcement agency. Encourages school districts to use alternatives to expulsion or referral to law enforcement agencies, etc.