This bill eliminates a number of fines and court related fees for juveniles.
- Repeals provision requiring a juvenile or his parent or guardian of sufficient financial resources to reimburse, at least in part, the costs of the services of an attorney appointed.
- Prohibits an order of the child or the child’s parent or guardian to bear the charge or expense of the foster care, treatment, education program or program required.
- Prohibits an order of the child or the child’s parent or guardian to bear the charge, expense and maintenance, including the medical, dental and mental health care of the child while the child is committed to the custody of the department of juvenile corrections or other public or private institution or agency, or private person or persons.
- Prohibits an order of the child or the child’s parent or guardian to bear the charge, expense and maintenance, including food, clothing, shelter and supervision of the child while the child is detained in a juvenile detention facility.
- The court may not order the child or the parent or guardian of a child who is in residential placement as a term of probation, detention or incarceration to pay for treatment expenses.
- The county may not assess or require the juvenile or his parent or guardian to pay a fee or the cost for a community based alternative program or diversion program.
- The payment of a monetary assessment may not be used as a condition for the juvenile to comply with the consequences set by the community based alternative program.
- The court may not use the juvenile’s failure to pay fees, costs, or fines as a reason to continue supervision.
You can read the full bill here.
Primary sponsor(s): Rep. Blackman and Rep. Bolding
Bill number: HB 2385
Name of Bill (as introduced): Juveniles; monetary sanctions; repeal