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HB18-1050

Competency To Proceed Juvenile Justice System

Concerning competency to proceed for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subjects:
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill establishes a juvenile-specific definition of 'competent to proceed' and 'incompetent to proceed' for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system, as well as specific definitions for 'developmental disability', 'mental capacity', and 'mental disability' when used in this context. The bill clarifies the procedures for establishing incompetency, as well as for establishing the restoration of competency.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Singer
Sen. R. Fields

Sponsor

Rep. A. Benavidez
Sen. B. Martinez Humenik

Co-sponsor