2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 1482
Juvenile court; general public; admit to hearings
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to juvenile proceedings, so as to admit the general public to hearings in juvenile court with certain exceptions; to authorize juvenile court to close a hearing under exceptional circumstances upon its own motion or by a motion of a party; to discourage the media from publicizing the name, identity, or likeness of any child involved in a juvenile court proceeding; to prohibit the inspection of files and records by the general public of a proceeding in juvenile court without an order of the court; to permit certain persons and the state Department of Family and Children Services to inspect files and records without an order of the court; to provide that certain records may be sealed; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Mar/02/2006 - House Second Readers
Mar/01/2006 - House First Readers
Feb/28/2006 - House Hopper