Amends GS 7B-2200.5 by allowing a prosecutor to decline to prosecute in superior court a matter that would be subject to mandatory transfer to superior court under the statute, which requires the transfer if a juvenile was 16 years of age or older at the time the juvenile allegedly committed an offense that would be a Class A, B1, B2, C, D, E, F, or G felony if it was committed by an adult. Specifies that jurisdiction remains with the juvenile court following a finding of probable cause if a prosecutor declines to prosecute the matter in superior court. Allows a prosecutor, prior to adjudication, to choose to transfer the matter to superior court. Makes conforming changes. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.
Status: Ref to the Com on Judiciary 2, if favorable, Families, Children, and Aging Policy, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Mar 8 2021)
Bill H 225 (2021-2022)Summary date: Mar 4 2021 - View Summary