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SB 5689: Related to access to juvenile records

Sponsored by Sen. Darneille, SB 5689 is basically the companion to HB 1651.  As amended, SSB 5689 states that court records and public court indices containing nonadjudication or nonconviction information relating to the commission of juvenile offenses are restricted from public access.  Nonadjudication or nonconviction information means information contained in records collected by the courts relating to arrest, probable cause hearings, citation, and charges that did not lead to an adjudication; charges resulting in a dismissal or acquittal; and charges dismissed pursuant to a diversion or deferred sentence. All other juvenile court  records remain open for public access.  These provisions apply prospectively and retroactively.