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SB 5120: Concerning the criminal sentencing of youth and young adults

SB5120 requires that if a person is sentenced in adult court for a crime committed under age 18, the court must consider the mitigating factors relating to their youth and the court has full discretion to impose any lesser sentence.

In any criminal case where an offender was sentenced in adult court on or before March 2, 2017, for a crime that occurred under the age of 18, SB5120 requires that the offender must have a resentencing hearing. At resentencing, the court shall consider the mitigating factors relating to the offender’s youth and the court has full discretion to impose any lesser sentence.