Young Women, Juveniles, Girls, Children

Sources for these “bills to watch” were Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthCouncil on Children’s Mental Health, and Nashville Feminist Collective.

 

SB1145 by Tate
(HB1122 by Akbari)SUPPORT UNLESS AMENDED
Use of GPS monitoring systems for juvenile delinquent youth. Permits juvenile court to condition the release of a child detained for an unruly or delinquent act to use of a global positioning monitoring system to be paid first by the child or the child’s parents or guardian, and, if they are indigent, the interlock assistance fund.
SB0666 by Kyle
(HB0494 by Camper)
Juvenile curfew violations Creates a new disposition option of taking a minor who violates curfew to a designated curfew center rather than juvenile court; revises other curfew provisions.
SB0347 by TateSUPPORT UNLESS AMENDED
Use of GPS monitoring systems for juvenile delinquent youth. Permits juvenile court to condition the release of a child detained for an unruly or delinquent act to use of a global positioning monitoring system to be paid for by the child or the child’s parents or guardian.
SB0399 by Hensley
(HB0227 by Butt)OPPOSE
Transfer of child to adult court Requires, instead of authorizes, a judge to transfer a child to adult court for latest conduct, if the child engages in conduct that would constitute an offense for which the child may be transferred to adult court or a criminal gang offense and the child has a prior adjudication of delinquency for conduct that would constitute a transfer offense or a criminal gang offense.
SB 0599 (Kelsey)/HB 0534 (Holsclaw) Clarifies the definition of “violent juvenile sexual offender.” This language clearly states the act that constitutes the violent juvenile sex offense must have been committed between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. The bill also changes TCA 40-39-202(27) (B) with language that is similar to current law, more artful perhaps, and provides more clarity, but should not be a substantive effect in law.
SB 0866 (Kyle)/HB 0713 (Gilmore)SUPPORT Submitting of demographic data on stops to the TBI. Requires each state, county, and municipal law enforcement agency to collect and submit demographic data to the TBI on any person who is stopped by an officer employed by the agency. Provides that the data shall include information on the race of any person who is subject to a traffic stop, a halt at a roadblock, a search, stop and frisk, or an arrest. Requires the TBI to compile and submit a report on the data to the general assembly and the governor on January 1 annually.