senate Bill S390

Amended

Requires a parent, law guardian or person legally responsible for a minor to be present during questioning by a peace or police officer

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 16 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 19 / Feb / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 19 / Feb / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 390A
  • 21 / Apr / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 20 / Jan / 2010
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Summary

Requires a parent or other person legally responsible for a minor and the law guardian appointed pursuant to law to be present during questioning by a peace or police officer.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S390
S390A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S3631A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S390

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the family court act, in relation to questioning of a
minor by peace or police officers


PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
This bill adds law guardian to those being present for a minor when
questioned by a peace or police officer.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
Amends the family court act to add law guardian to those to be present
during questioning of a minor by a peace or police officer.

JUSTIFICATION :
The law as written provides for the appointment of law guardians but
fails to specify any situation in which the law guardian must be
present. The bill provides for having the law guardian present
whenever the juvenile is to be questioned by authorities, about any
criminal or potentially criminal matter. This bill contains a
provision to allow police to question young people who are stopped for
moving violations.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

2007/08: S.3631A/A.6464A Remained in the Senate Committee on Social
Services, Children and Families/Remained in the Assembly Committee on
Children and Families

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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