HB 217, Criminal Law/Procedure Amendments (Faircloth, Stam). HB 217 was heard in the House Judiciary B Committee last week, but failed to move after substantial debate. Section 7 of the bill, which would allow prosecutors to transfer all 13-15 year-olds charged with B1-D felonies to adult court, was the subject of much of the debate. There was an amendment proposed but not voted upon by Rep. Glazier to remove the provision but also discussion of compromise with the bill sponsor. The bill is likely to be in committee again this week.
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