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2009-2010 Regular Session - HB 616
Juvenile proceedings; admit general public to hearings; 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 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 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, the Division of Family and Children Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and certain service providers 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.
Status History
Mar/04/2009 - House Second Readers
Mar/03/2009 - House First Readers
Feb/27/2009 - House Hopper