Florida Senator Randolph Bracy Introduces SB 578 To Prevent Young Children From Being Arrested
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As a result of the incident reported in our previous post, Attorney General Aramis Ayala Declined To Prosecute Children, Florida State Attorney, Aramis Ayala, supports State Senator Randolph Bracy‘s (D-Ocoee) legislation to establish a minimum age of delinquency. This law would prevent young children from being arrested, absent extreme circumstances, in the video “New Legislation Would Prevent Young Children From Being Arrested“, below:
Florida Senator Randolph Bracy is introducing the bill SB 578 to allow Florida to join 23 other states (Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Mississippi, etc.) that had established minimum age of arrest. SB578 prohibits the arrest of children age eleven and under. The bill also sets alternatives to arrest for children age 12-14.
GENERAL BILL by Bracy
Juvenile Justice; Prohibiting children younger than a certain age from being adjudicated delinquent, arrested, or charged with a crime; authorizing children of at least a specified age, rather than of any age, to be taken into custody under certain circumstances; requiring that children who are taken into custody pursuant to certain circuit court orders be treated in a specified manner and be detained only pursuant to specified findings, etc.
Last Action: 11/1/2019 Senate – Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice;
For the complete text of this bill, SB578, please click HERE.
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