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2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 259
Juvenile Code; superior court exclusive jurisdiction of any child 13 to 17 involving aggravated assault; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Juvenile Code, so as to add to the superior court's exclusive original jurisdiction the trial of any child 13 to 17 years of age who is alleged to have committed the offense of aggravated assault or aggravated battery of any nature; to provide that the superior court may transfer the trial of any such case to the juvenile court upon certain criteria; to clarify the definitions of a class A or class B designated felony act and waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction in light of the jurisdictional changes; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/09/2017 - House Second Readers
Feb/08/2017 - House First Readers
Feb/07/2017 - House Hopper