2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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SB 134 Implementation and Cost Study (language only)

Item 428 #1s

Item 428 #1s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Juvenile Justice


Page 453, after line 27, insert:

"B. The Department of Juvenile Justice, in coordination with the Office of the Executive Secretary, shall convene a work group to examine the costs and feasibility of the implementation of Senate Bill 134 of the 2022 Session of the General Assembly. The work group shall also include representatives of the Courts Services Units, Juvenile Detention Centers, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, Department of Corrections, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of Planning and Budget, Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee, and the House Appropriations Committee. The work group shall develop cost estimates and the associated efforts necessary to implement the provisions of Senate Bill 134, to include the state and local fiscal impact and any cost savings realized by reducing the number of individuals in the adult criminal justice system. The Department shall submit a report of the work group's findings to the Governor and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by September 1, 2022."


(This amendment establishes a work group to examine the costs related to the implementation of Senate Bill 134, which would raise the maximum age for delinquency matters in juvenile and domestic relations courts and juvenile criminal procedure from less than 18 to less than 21 years of age.)