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2011 Senate Bill 246: Establish juvenile criminal trial competency procedures

Public Act 541 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker R-Lawton on March 9, 2011
To require a prosecuting attorney to provide to the attorney for a juvenile accused of a crime all information related to the defendant’s competency, and require the prosecutor and juvenile's attorney to give to the examiner in a competency hearing any relevant information; 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 required standards for examiners in the hearings to determine competency in criminal prosecutions of juveniles required under certain circumstances.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 9, 2011
Reported in the Senate on May 30, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 5, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 5, 2012
Received in the House on June 7, 2012
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 7, 2012
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-2) 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-Huntington on November 29, 2012
To require courts to keep records on how many competency evaluations are requested after the bill becomes law, report these figures to the state court administrator, and require the Department of Community Health to record the number of juveniles ordered by courts to receive mental health services.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 29, 2012
Received in the Senate on December 11, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 2, 2013

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