Introduced by Sen. Stephanie Chang (D) on July 23, 2020
To raise to 25 the age at which offenders are eligible for criminal defendant “youthful trainee status,” with permission of the prosecutor. This provides a mechanism for not including the offense on a youth’s permanent record, with exceptions for more serious crimes. Under current law a prosecutor must approve this for offenders under age 24 when the crime was committed. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on July 23, 2020
Reported in the Senate on October 6, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.