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2009-2010 Regular Session - SB 207
Proceedings; admit general public to hearings in juvenile court with certain exceptions
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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 a juvenile court to close a hearing under exceptional circumstances upon its own motion or by a motion of a party; to prohibit 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 Division of Family and Children Services to inspect files and records without an order of the court; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/01/2010 - Effective Date
Apr/30/2009 - Act 67
Apr/30/2009 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/13/2009 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/03/2009 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/01/2009 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub As Amended
Apr/01/2009 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/01/2009 - House Third Readers
Mar/30/2009 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/18/2009 - House Second Readers
Mar/17/2009 - House First Readers
Mar/12/2009 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/12/2009 - Senate Third Read
Mar/05/2009 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/04/2009 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/25/2009 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/24/2009 - Senate Hopper
4/1/2009 Senate Agrees to House Sub as Amended; 4/3/2009 House agrees to House Substitute as Senate amended
Apr/03/2009 - House Vote #499Yea(128)Nay(27)NV(22)
Apr/01/2009 - Senate Vote #376Yea(46)Nay(3)NV(6)
Apr/01/2009 - House Vote #405Yea(152)Nay(10)NV(11)
Mar/12/2009 - Senate Vote #213Yea(50)Nay(3)NV(2)
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