Since their last meeting in January, the Policy and Legislative Action Network has added HB22-1131: Reduce Justice-involvement for Young Children to the list of bills that it is monitoring. HB22-1131 raises the minimum age for juveniles who can be prosecuted in the juvenile court, county courts, and municipal courts from 10 to 13. The bill also makes changes to the authority of the juvenile court in transferring juveniles to district court, and extends sentencing limitations to juveniles who are 13 and 14 years old.
This bill joins 10 others that the Policy and Legislative Action Network is already monitoring aligned to the network’s 2022 policy priorities. See the full list of bills being monitored by clicking the button below.