STUDY NO DELINQUENT/UNDISCIPLINED UNDER 10. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 347 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2019
AN ACT DIRECTING THE JUVENILE JURISDICTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO STUDY MODIFYING THE DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENT JUVENILE AND UNDISCIPLINED JUVENILE TO INCLUDE ONLY JUVENILES AT LEAST TEN YEARS OF AGE.
Intro. by Morey, Horn, McGrady, Harrison.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 7 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT TO MODIFY THE DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENT JUVENILE AND UNDISCIPLINED JUVENILE TO INCLUDE ONLY JUVENILES AT LEAST TEN YEARS OF AGE.

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Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 6 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following. Requires the Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee (Committee) to study the effects of modifying the definitions of delinquent juvenile and undisciplined juvenile to include only juveniles who are under age 16, but at least age 10 and no longer include juveniles between the ages of 6 and 10. Requires the Committee to consider (1) the number of delinquent juveniles under age 10 and the kinds of crimes and infractions the juveniles have committed, and the number of undisciplined juveniles under age 10; (2) the ways other states address juveniles under age 10 who commit crimes or infractions, are unlawfully absent from school, or are regularly disobedient; and (3) the input of interested stakeholders. Requires the Committee to report to the specified NCGA committee by March 1, 2020. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 


  • Summary date: May 3 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Makes technical changes to remove the changes to the definition of delinquent juvenile set out in GS 7B-1501(7) (as amended by the act) that becomes effective December 1, 2019.

    Amends GS 143B-805 to make the definitions of delinquent juvenile and undisciplined juvenile as they apply to Part 3, Juvenile Justice Section, Article 13, Department of Public Safety mirror the definitions now provided for in GS 7B-1501.

    Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 7B-2513, concerning committing delinquent juveniles to the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety for placement in a youth development center. Makes conforming deletions.


  • Summary date: Mar 13 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 7B-1501 to include only juveniles at least 10 years old (currently, at least 6 years old) in the defined terms delinquent juvenile and undisciplined juvenile as the terms are used in undisciplined and delinquent juvenile laws set out in Subchapter II, GS Chapter 7B. Makes conforming changes to the definition of delinquent juvenile that becomes effective December 1, 2019, applicable to delinquent acts committed on or after December 1, 2019.

    Effective four years from the date the act becomes law, makes conforming repeal of GS 7B-1903(f) (concerning secure custody of juveniles under the age of 10 years found to need evaluation for medical or psychiatric treatment but who do not have a pending delinquency charge).

    Makes conforming changes to GS 7B-2102 (concerning fingerprinting and photographing juveniles) and GS 7B-2513 (concerning committing delinquent juveniles to the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety for placement in a youth development center). Effective December 1, 2019, makes the same conforming changes to the version of GS 7B-2513 that becomes effective December 1, 2019.


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