Status Summary

Prefiled for introduction on 12.24.2019. First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.13.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.15.2020 at 1:30 p.m. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.24.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Appropriations on 1.28.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.5.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.8.2020. Placed on second reading on 2.11.2020. 2nd substitute bill substituted.  Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.13.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.17.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.20.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services on 2.26.2020; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.27.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.29.2020; majority pass. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.2.2020; majority pass and passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.4.2020. Mar 5. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3/5/2020. IN THE HOUSE: Speaker signed on 3.7.2020. IN THE SENATE: President signed on 3.10.2020. OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION. Delivered to Governor on 3.11.2020. (updated 3.13.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Rep. Peterson By request of Attorney General

The legislature intends to prevent the use of solitary confinement within juvenile justice, and reduce isolation and room confinement, in order to prevent physical and psychological harm to juveniles.

By July 2021, DCYF shall adopt a model policy that will be adopted or disputed by detention facilities or institutions by December 2021. Monthly data shall be collected as outlined from the department, counties operating detention facilities, and governing units operating jails.

Data shall be compiled by DCYF into a report to the legislature by December 2022. In January 2023, the department shall conduct periodic reviews of juvenile detention policies, procedures, and use of solitary confinement, isolation, and room confinement, at least once every three years, providing a report of their findings to the legislature.

Companion Bill