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2011 House Bill 4555: Establish juvenile competency procedures

Public Act 540 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Ellen Lipton (D) on April 14, 2011
To establish statutory definitions, procedures, presumptions, standards and other details related to juvenile competency in criminal trials and other legal matters involving juveniles. Among other things, the bill would establish a presumption that a juvenile age 10 or older is competent to be tried for a criminal offence, unless a relevant party raises the issue; and establish protocols for determining competency.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on April 14, 2011
Reported in the House on September 13, 2012
With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on September 13, 2012
Reported in the House on November 27, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 29, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 29, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Ellen Lipton (D) on November 29, 2012
To revise a provision giving a court the power to order inpatient mental health care to a juvenile deemed to be "unable to be restored" to mental health, by adding the qualification, "subject to the availability" of such care.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 29, 2012
Received in the Senate on December 5, 2012
Referred to the Senate on December 5, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2012

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