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S 2371 - Amends Criminal Justice Law - Massachusetts Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Criminal Justice Law

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (148-5) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Criminal Justice Law

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the juvenile justice system.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the minimum age a child can be held criminally responsible and tried in juvenile court from 7 to 12 (Sec. 72)

  • Requires a defendant’s ability to pay bail to be taken into account by a judge when bail is set (Sec. 168).

  • Authorizes the expungement of criminal records for individuals who committed a minor crime before the age of 21 and have since maintained a clean record (Sec. 75).

  • Requires inmates who have been in solitary confinement to be given periodic hearings to determine if solitary confinement should continue (Sec. 93).

  • Authorizes prosecutors to bring charges against offenders who traffic in any amount of fentanyl or carfentanil, specifying a minimum of 3.5 years in prison (Sec. 45).

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (37-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Criminal Justice Law

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the juvenile justice system.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the minimum age a child can be held criminally responsible and tried in juvenile court from 7 to 12 (Sec. 72)

  • Requires a defendant’s ability to pay bail to be taken into account by a judge when bail is set (Sec. 168).

  • Authorizes the expungement of criminal records for individuals who committed a minor crime before the age of 21 and have since maintained a clean record (Sec. 75).

  • Requires inmates who have been in solitary confinement to be given periodic hearings to determine if solitary confinement should continue (Sec. 93).

  • Authorizes prosecutors to bring charges against offenders who traffic in any amount of fentanyl or carfentanil, specifying a minimum of 3.5 years in prison (Sec. 45).

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Criminal Justice Law

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