SB 395

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Royce West

Bill Caption

Relating to fines and court costs imposed on a child in a criminal case.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 395 would allow a judge in fine-only offenses to waive fees and allow a juvenile to elect to receive tutoring or participate in community service.

Analysis: SB 395 opens up new options for reforming juveniles and places the discretion with a judge. However, this bill does not fall under our liberty principles, and we remain neutral.