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SB 175: Juvenile Code; juvenile court proceedings; enact reforms

Voted on Friday March 24, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 175 is also part of the Criminal Justice Reform package and addresses the juvenile code. The bill gives juvenile court judges the ability to issue an order restraining or otherwise controlling the conduct of the parent, guardian, or legal custodian in any proceeding involving a child in need of services or a delinquent child. When issuing such an order, the court will consider things in the best interest of the child, the risk to public safety, evidence of a repeated pattern, the extent to which enhanced involvement and supervision of the child would decrease the risk to public safety, and any other action the court finds reasonably related to the child's treatment, rehabilitation or the safety of the public.

Civil contempt of court is the manner in which the court compels the actions of a parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 155 86.1% Majority Vote
Nay 2 1.1%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 21 11.7%